Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sculpture Review: Ark II

Location:  John Slade Ely House, 51 Trumbull St.  (http://www.elyhouse.org/)
Artist:  Peter Waite (see his site for a collection of escalator paintings here)

You too can "stumble upon" great things in real life.
Here are a few pretty good photographs, taken with the artist's permission:

The artist, Peter Waite, has this to say:

"When you hear music, after it's over, it's gone in the air, you can never recapture it again." -Eric Dolphy

"If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going."
-Prof. Irwin Corey

The Ark II is blasting off...watch out for those pesky take-offs and landings! Things were hobbled together in a hurry but all systems are GO. Animals were paired off as best as possible in the limited time remaining, but some didn't make the cut and there's one really pissed off Black Panther! There seems to be a whole bunch of pigs...one lone wolf contributes to the general excitement of the moment by howling into the PA system. The original Noah was not to be found, so a "new" one has stepped up to the plate...he's a retired business man from Wallingford, ( once owned a plumbing supply company) and he's done an admirable job so far, considering the enormity of the task...he's there on the bow, he's a determined man to be sure, facing forward, in spite of the fact that there may not be a mate for him either... oh well! The Ark II is launched! Dinosaurs, automobiles, unicorns and world religions make up the fuel source...can't mix it any other way, it'd be too rich to burn just one and it'd surely all blow...

Stay tuned for great arts coverage.