Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Otterness Outside

Tom Otterness' small bronze figure creeps down the step at the Memorial Art Gallery's new sculpture park. There are giant limestone figures there along with a handful of these petite ones. I am not that crazy about the figures, wishing they were either more abstract, or more Henry Moore-ish, but they are here.


  1. I just have to say I hate the figures. They would be ok if it was a just a taste of one, but they are ungainly and without grace. Some things are not meant to translate large out of context. I could cry when I see so much excellent sculptors and their work is bypassed when they could leave a thoughtful presence. I am not just saying realistic or abstract. Calder's mobiles impart a grace and feel of change in designs that are exciting. I had to comment since you said something.

  2. See also


    or not. I'm not sure what I think of them but I'm happy for the arts underground program in general.

  3. Well, nice to hear your comments, Linda. And thanks for the link, my croft. I still don't like the figures all that much for this placement. Perhaps if it was child orientated, then it would be fitting. But I really do want my adult brain to be worked a bit more. Come to think of it, why should the kid stuff be lower (read: easily understood) from the standard adult fare?