Crystal Bridges - Part II
This piece is called "Big Red Lens". It can be found at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Last Friday my wife and I went to see the Norman Rockwell exhibit. You can scroll down to see more. After visiting the Rockwell exhibit we strolled through another part of the museum to re-visit some of our favorite pieces. Big Red Lens is one of mine. They have moved it from it's original location and I like it better now.
No trip to Crystal Bridges is complete until I visit my favorite piece of art in the entire facility. "The Lantern Bearers" stops me every time I visit.
There are also some wonderful sculpture. This piece is all glass. No, I have no idea how you create a full size dress out of glass.
You would think that I have a fixation for lighted globes. Again I found this piece really interesting. So interesting, in fact, that I took a closer look.
Yes, this is a sculpture. It is a larger than life sculpture of what the artist believes he will look like when he is older. It is beyond life like. The detail is amazing. It actually borders on creepy.
Every hair has been individually place. I don't know what medium was used to create the bust, but the results are beyond description. This is a piece that you have to see in person to believe.
I am taking my team at the office to see the Rockwell exhibit in a couple of weeks. I'm sure that I will also spend some time in the other galleries. I noticed that they are setting a new display is one of the halls. I can't wait to see what it is about. Obviously, I'll share what I can later. Have a great week.