Monday, January 24, 2011

Universe - by Alexander Calder [Willis Tower]






Universe..
by Alexander Calder..
Location: Willis Tower lobby, S.Wacker Drive entrance..



The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the Universe, or part thereof...[Alexander Calder]

Each element can move, shift or sway back & forth in a changing relation to each of the other elements in the universe. Thus, they reveal not only isolated moments, but a physical law or variation among the elements of life. Not extractions, but abstractions. Abstractions which resemble no living things except by their manner of reacting... [Alexander Calder]




The Alexander Calder signature..

2 comments:

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h0lyc0w said...

I stopped by the Willis Tower to mail a letter today and was just struck dumb by this sculpture. I could have stared at it for an hour. You can't appreciate a mobile sculpture unless you watch it move and the movement was so 'right'. Mesmerizing, calming, beautiful. Pictures do it no justice.