Saturday, November 7, 2009

Eye-catching new sculpture in Beverly Gardens Park...

When you drive along Santa Monica Boulevard through Beverly Hills your eye is drawn to a gleaming new sculpture.

Erratic by Roxy Paine, 2007
Erratic sculpture in stainless steel by Roxy Paine
Looking like a silver igloo in the midst of Beverly Gardens Park, this intriguing new stainless steel sculpture is called 'Erratic' and is by Roxy Paine from 2007.
Roxy Paine's Erratic stainless steel sculpture 2007
With its multi-faceted design 'Erratic' truly is captivating to look at from all angles.
Erratic steel sculpture Beverly Hills
Its name truly fits this sculpture as it can have multiple meanings.
Erratic sculpture by Roxy Paine in Beverly Gardens Park
My dictionary tells me that erratic can refer to its irregularity or can relate to a piece of rock that has been transported from its place of origin by glacial action. I think both these meanings are fitting.
Erratic steel sculpture Roxy Paine
It really does stand out as you drive past, especially with the Californian sunshine beating down upon it, and is a welcome addition to the other sculptures that feature in Beverly Gardens Park.
Sitting Figure on a short bench sculpture
You'll find the new sculpture further along from the bronze piece by Magdelena Bakanowicz from 2000, 'Sitting figure on a short bench', on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Crescent Drive.
Erratic sculpture by Roxy Paine Beverly Hills
I'm sure it'll become a fast favourite amongst visitors and tourists who like to have their photographs taken near the local Beverly Hills landmarks.
Erratic stainless steel sculpture by Roxy Paine
I certainly know that our yellow Labrador Cooper was intrigued by the sculpture when he accompanied me to take some pictures.
Roxy Paine's Erratic sculpture in Beverly Gardens Park
It ticks all the right boxes for me, but what do you think? Do you consider this sculpture a dazzling spectacle of art, or just a big mound of steel?

After all art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder...

2 comments:

FishHawk said...

"Jason In Hollywood" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.

http://asthecrackerheadcrumbles.blogspot.com/2009/11/sunday-drive_08.html

Jason in Hollywood said...

That's much appreciated - thanks!

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