Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
"Please, would you tell me," said Alice, a little timidly,
"why your cat grins like that?"
"It's a Cheshire cat," said the Duchess,
"and that's why."
-- From Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
While stopping to take a picture to submit to the Tucson Mural Project I spotted the above cat reflecting off a window. I didn't have time to watch it vanish as the sun went down...
Here's a link to the actual mural.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
This was one of many translucent single color blocks in the wall of of the Little Gallery, reflecting the desert landscaping.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Lots of bats in the air, but I wasn't able to get a good picture of them so I took this one of part of the huge crowd that showed up. I've enjoyed watching the smoky plume as thousands of bats fly out for the evening from one of the bridges over on my side of town and hopefully one of these days I'll be able to get a tolerable picture of them to share.
A very cool dragon, which actually does breath fire on the evening tours. To see a picture of it lit at night, check out the Taliesin West fire breathing dragon picture on flickr. Impressive.
There are a number of outstanding cast bronze sculptures on the grounds by artist Heloise Christa, including this large collection in a sculpture patio outside the performance hall.
This was my favorite sculpture, "Coming into the Present", by Heloise Christa.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
I drove past this wonderfully strange building in Scottsdale and had to turn around to take some pictures. Its a water treatment plant located on the grounds of Chaparral Park. This very large building has architectural art designs certain to confound some future archaeologists. The plant is capable of producing 30 million gallons of drinking water per day.
a couple taking a break outside
Now is this a good representation of the Trickster, or what? Even has a can of pork, whiskey, & bible in one hand. One of the exhibit rooms had lots of interesting murals running around the top wall of the room.
This is just a very brief sampling of art at the Heard, with an emphasis on the outdoor sculptures. The inside collections display really nice examples of traditional and contemporary Native American art in all types of media. Well worth a visit.