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Art on the Corner

The hotel shuttle driver who drove me downtown told me about Art on the Corner – sculptures all over downtown – and recommended the buffalo out of bumpers in particular. Which was a great recommendation, but there was lots of … Continue reading

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Chrome on the Range

The woman who drove the hotel shuttle downtown told me about the Art on the Corner, and mentioned the buffalo at the Wells Fargo in particular. It actually might be a bison, but whatever. I found it, and yeah, it’s … Continue reading

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Plaza de la Revolución

We had gone by the Plaza de la Revolución on our way from the airport to our casa on the first night in Cuba, and seen the monuments to Cienfuegos, Che and Marti illuminated by electric light. I was curious to see … Continue reading

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La Conversación

La Conversación (The Conversation) is a bronze sculpture in the Plaza San Francisco de Asis in Havana Vieja. It is the work of French sculptor Etienne, and was donated to the city of Havana in 2012 by Vittorio Perrota as … Continue reading

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Havana’s Living Statues

So much to see in Havana Vieja (Old Havana) but I think we were on this street before and I don’t remember that statue and wait, did it move?! One of those things you almost think you’ve imagined, then you … Continue reading

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Sir Francis Drake

Tucked (to the extent you can tuck something thirty feet tall) into a grove of trees on a bend in the road bearing his name, a metal sculpture of Sir Francis Drake strides through Remillard Park toward the Melting Pot … Continue reading

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Functional and Fantasy Stair and Cyclone Fragment

I was up on the sixth floor of the San Francisco Public Library to check out the BookWorks exhibit, and then noticed a sculpturey thing which turned out to also be a staircase that led down to the fifth floor … Continue reading

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Untitled

I have a soft spot for card catalogs. Not just nostalgia or resistance to technology, but an appreciation for a functional tool and its physical manifestation. Looking up a particular book, and using that as a starting point to browse … Continue reading

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Constellation

Constellation is a site-specific work by artist Nayland Blake, commissioned for the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. It’s an integral element of the central atrium, rising five stories with the grand staircase. From a distance it gives … Continue reading

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