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In Which I Take Another Whack... [Mar. 16th, 2017|11:09 pm]
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Okay, posted my last entry (now hidden) just prior to leaving for a few days. I didn't realize that the pictures wouldn't be available to everyone. Sorry about that, if you didn't see them. We shall try again.

Last week, I went to see the "Dancing Hares". The sculpture belongs to this company who own a nearby golf course, but they installed it in a city park, so everyone is welcome to come and enjoy it. It sits on a raised mound, with a walkway that spirals up to the top, making three revolutions as it does so. There's a very ceremonial feel to it as you make your way up to see the Hares.

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The piece itself is just infectiously delightful. It would be hard to be unhappy in the presence of the Hares. It is, as mondhasen points out, the work of Sophie Ryder. I wasn't aware of her prior to this, but feel fortunate to have something like this nearby.

I'm really pleased as well that it was installed on a conical mound. Ohio is just covered in those things, believed mostly to be tumuli of long-forgotten Adena chieftains. The Hares acquire a certain mythic resonance by the manner of installation.

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The statues have this wonderful variety of found objects embedded in them, literally thousands of different things. The bronze has these shiny highlights where people have run their hands over it - you just can't avoid going up to them and touching them.

[User Picture]From: mondhasen
2017-03-17 11:31 am (UTC)
For all the times I looked at her works, I didn't realize that Sophie Ryder embedded objects within the characters!
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[User Picture]From: xolo
2017-03-17 07:45 pm (UTC)
I don't know that she generally does, but certainly in this case. My camera's battery was low, else I'd have spent a lot more time on the hares. I'm going back soon.
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