Connections abound

Posted June 19th, 2009 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

This story from near Vacaville, Calif., caught my eye for no less than three reasons. I) It was about a public art sculpture which happened to deal with birds, 2) Travis Air Force Base was mentioned, a place I landed at in the distant past, and 3) I share a surname with the photographer in the story, which isn’t common.

Anyway, the public library there recently selected and put up a piece of art, called Flyway, which supposedly resembles flying birds or wings or something…

The sculpture’s title relates to Suisun City’s nearness to Travis Air Force Base and to a great flyway of migratory birds, the Pacific Flyway. The sequencing wing sets are suggestive of birds in flight, while their construction is reminiscent of wing designs found in early aviation. The artists said they took into account the creation of artwork which would be site-specific, have a "sense of place" and relate well to all the varied users of the library.

Whatever. You’ll have to click on the link to see the copyrighted photo of the artwork. Which resembles more like something you’d find during a Chinese New Year celebration than it does a bird or plane but then I’ve never professed to be much of an art snob.

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