Saturday, March 26, 2011

Mpls Art: a bike ride around Lake Nokomis

Here is quick history of our art expedition by bike around Lake Nokomis. We also took some pictures of art that we saw on the way back home.


"The-weird-thing-that-looks-like-it's-supposed-to-be-a-chair-with-a-painted-cloth-on-it."

And it's friend... "A colorful poop"?
Sorry, for the language, but I calls 'em as I sees 'em.

Really, these guys are called “Tardigrade” and “Whirling Euglena,” by Minneapolis sculptors Christopher Sutton and Sreekishen Nair and are made mostly from recycled materials. They celebrate microscopic water beings and the water in which they live.
But I seriously thought it was a chair. In retrospect, I shouldn't have let my kids sit on it. Opps.


The sculpture, "Blue Heron with Pumpkin Seed," made from recycled metal and rebar by Judd Nelson. Odd story: We were enjoying the art piece when a elegant, elderly woman came up to enjoy it with us. She was delightful and kindly pointed out a spot where a little fish had dangled under the lily pad, but sadly was broken off. I was appropriately appalled, but refrained from harsh words, because I always seem to say something offensive. But I didn't need to, she walked off muttering "JERKS."]


The jerks were here too. This was a really cool antlered deer made of motorcycle parts. The head is missing. Enoch is filling in quite nicely.
"Recycled Deer" was created by Albert Belleveau of Maple Ridge Township.

Update: The head has been replaced with a unicorn head! It's fun, but it's been too snowy to snap a picture. Just you'll have to believe me or see it yourself.

Huh?


What could that be?


But why?


Oh, it's Sara Hanson’s “Interstellar Record,” depicting a communication tower and it houses a time capsule.
Of course.


"Baying at the Moon," a tribute to man’s best friend, was created by Deb Zeller of Victoria, MN.
Or as we call 'em, "Goggies!"

If you squint hard you can see the bike convoy that gets us around. It's a trail-a-bike with a bike trailer attached. Five wheels, four riders, three vehicles, two sets of pedals, one brake.



On the way home, we saw this cool stick like contraptiony art just near someone's front door. It reminded me of a nest. That's one thing I really like about Minneapolis: art everywhere! There at the park, here hanging on a front porch.


Or sitting outside the comic book shop...


Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na BATMAN!

1 comment:

Reuben said...

you are my hero.