Thursday, July 30, 2009
My bike recognizes a kindred spirit at B. B. Clarke
Every time we take a break on a bike ride to the East Side at B. B. Clarke Beach, my bike gravitates toward this bench, as if it recognizes a kindred spirit. If you view large on black I think you'll see why.
I think it's one of the coolest works of public art in Madison, both beautiful and utilitarian, a great place to sit and look out at Lake Monona. It's one of five benches by Madison artist Erika Koivunen, who studied with Tom Every (Dr. Evermore) and worked with him on the giant bird sculptures on South Patterson, Dreamkeepers. Even the wood is local. It came from nearby oaks that had to be cut down in Orton Park. Herspiral has a nice set on Flickr of photos of Erika's work.