Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rhyming with the Sky

Rhyming with the Sky
Captured in our bike ride across town Sunday -- detail of Timekeeper, the 1983 installation by American sculptor Robert Curtis in Madison's Law Park. It looks a bit like an "M for Madison" with wings, but I like to think of these rounded blue curves as suggesting clouds, rhyming with the sky. It's the 25th anniversary of the installation of the work of public art that doesn't seem to get much respect from anyone but me: Timekeeper, the sculpture that everyone in Madison except me seems to think is a joke.

5 comments:

Lea said...

Can't be more of a joke that the pillar of footballs at Camp Randall!

Jon said...

LOL when I saw the headline I thought "the football phallic symbol outside Camp Randall hasn't been up for 25 years already, has it?" Turns out it just seems like 25 years

George H. said...

Waves, for the lakes.

Dr Bud "Say What?" Diablo said...

To shoot straight, the concept of "rhyming clouds" strikes me as a bit autistic. It's like "yodeling shurbs;" you just can't wrap your mind all the way around it. OK, well that latter might be a bad example, since it seems lyrical upon reading. Gonna jot it down.

I agree with you completely about the sculpture, though. It actually looks like it belongs to the setting.

Nataraj Hauser said...

Hey dr bud, in order to wrap your head around "yodeling shrubs", point your search engine at "Yoiking" and/or "Joiking". If your head doesn't explode, you will grok it.