Thursday, November 18, 2010

Silly sculpture in Lafayette Square

John and I were strolling through Lafayette Square today and noticed that scattered among the other historical, more formal pieces in the park, lingered sculpture that didn't seem to belong.

For example, did this artist watch the movie Donnie Darko too many times or what?


I mean with the "bunny" and these "flowers" below, I know exactly where I'm hanging out the next time someone slips me some magic mushroom tea...


But I'll probably avoid the "eye benches."


That would be like asking for a bad trip...

2 comments:

Frolic said...

The eye bench was created by Louise Bourgeois, one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. She quite generously loaned the piece to New Orleans and paid the cost of bringing it here. (She died last May at the age of 98.)

It was vandalized and will soon be taken away. Personally, I'll be sad to see it go.

http://hyperallergic.com/8528/bourgeois-sculpture-nola/

Kimberly Ranjbar said...

Thanks for your passionate response. It's funny you mention them, but I like the eye benches the most. I read about the sculptors from http://www.sculptureforneworleans.org/

I was taking a flight of fancy with the drug comment and included the eyes in my blog only for effect. Did it work?

C'mon, when you combine all of those pieces together in such an imposing square it's kind of surreal and --dare I say -- contemptuous?