Day 107: I headed back to the Distillery District tonight, motivated by three new Munzees located there, two which highlighted a couple of Michael Chiristian sculptures. As much as I like those two pieces, the subject of today’s shot presents a much more interesting option for a photo. The sculpture “Still Dancing”, by Dennis Oppenheim, incorporates lights that move & change color, so the final shot, especially at longer exposures differs each time. A too long exposure and the floods inside the right side will show up as white. Fortunately the full cycle is more than the 30 second exposure I used. The light moving along the spiral is now one long neon spiral.
"Still Dancing" is a combination of sculpture, architecture and theater. By combining these art forms into one work, which derives content from an association with early distillery images and their alchemical apparatus, one encompasses a work which incorporates the extraordinary transformative drama inherent in the distillery process. - Dennis Oppenheim
Day 90: It looked like the forecast snow wasn’t going to happen, so I headed down to the Distillery District tonight, and wouldn’t you know it, as soon as I got there, it started to snow and rain. Getting a decent picture proved difficult, with raindrops and snow landing on my lens, but I managed to get a shot in one of the slighlty more sheltered areas. The sculpture here is “Passerelle et Portelance” by Claude Millette.