September 14, 2004

Chicago’s New Park

Category: Wholesome — Biella @ 9:16 pm

Wow, so on my way to the DMV to renew my license, I took a short detour to millenium park. There I was swept by the fever for the flavor or world’s newest and for sure one of the coolest parks. What I liked was that the various art pieces adorning the park while different, all shared a certain aesthetic quality. While they were dramatic and larger than life, they were also personable and intimate, some of them cleverly integrating people into their very presentation.

For example, the crown fountains are really tall, they tower, a cool mist of water flowing down it sides. Yet is demeanor is inviting, kids of course made their way under the mist, cooling off on a hot day, an inviting posture magnified by the faces adorning its facade.

The pritzer pavillion is intensely dramatic, huge pieces of wavelike metal crowning the stage. It shape is sweeping yet inviting, a hovering puzzle that beckons you to stare at it, marveled at its ability to hang together.

Probably by favorite piece is what reminds me of a drop of mercury, the reflection so brilliant, and even if slightly distored, an integration of the public into the very art.


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