As a part of our Michigan trip, we headed to Grand Rapids not only to see a sculpture by my favorite artist but to check out Zach's old college and Kendall College of Art & Design. It was a pleasant day filled with iced coffee & turkey BLTs on naan in one of the campus cafes. We walked around the city until we stumbled upon La Grande Vitesse, a sculpture by my fave artist Alexander Calder.
This giant bright orange sculpture, or stabile (counter to his mobiles - my fave!), is located on a large concrete plaza near the city hall building. It is super awesome from all angles! The photo above show the common view taken for postcards, etc. In addition to the top image, here are some other views:
I love how the sculpture changes as you move. A sort of stable mobile.....you are the one moving. Pretty nifty.
This was one of my favorite days. We ran into Zach's uncle on the plaza as well. Since Zach is growing a lumberjack beard, his uncle didn't even recognize him! After we took these pictures, we headed to Kendall College of Art & Design. We forgot it was like a Tuesday though, so we almost interrupted a critique in progress right in front of the ceramics studio. I was sad that we didn't get to tour more, but it's a pretty cool place.
I think I have a few more Michigan posts for you through April & it's been super nice to be able to have an outlet for all my pictures! I hope you've enjoyed seeing a bit of Michigan too :)