|Wednesday, June 4, 2003|
What's the point?
Continuing my look into sculptures that point to a geographic location, (a technique I am using) I found a number of memorials that have this.
The J.N.Andrews Sculpture, by Alan Collins, points towards Europe, a place he was to go as a missionary.
The Crazy Horse Memorial, by Korczak Ziolkowski, has the figure pointing towards the land of his people.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, by Maya Ying Lin, has walls that point to the Lincoln and Washington monuments.
The Texas A&M Bonfire memorial, by Overland Partners Inc., includes portals that point to the hometowns of the victims.
That does not include all the sculptures that point to the future, or towards heaven. I'm interested in physical locations..which, granted, may have psychological overtones.
Why had I not found many sculptures that use this tehcnique untill I started looking at memorials? Well, I could just not know what I am doing. However,...
I think memorials denote specialness of a person/event, or place, or time. Often a memorial includes all three. Thus, it is usefull for the piece to point out an area of geography.