Category Archives: monumental

Utah Designates the Spiral Jetty as a “State Work of Art”

Both the Utah House and Senate recently voted to designate the Spiral Jetty (located in the Great Salt Lake) as an official “state work of art.” Rep. Becky Edwards, R-North Salt Lake, sponsor of the Spiral Jetty measure, told the … Continue reading

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An Artistic Design for a Swing Set

There is an artistic playground designed by Isamu Yoguchi in Atlanta GA that was constructed in the 1970s.  It was recently renovated with money provided by the Herman Miller Foundation.  Yoguchi’s design for a swing set is very intriguing. This … Continue reading

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Artistic Playgrounds: Noguchi’s Atlanta Playscapes

By Hannah Martin, Writer [1] Art, as we so often experience it, stands behind a thick wall of glass, a velvet rope, or a motion detector that beeps loudly when you get just a little too close. Herman Miller Cares, … Continue reading

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Picturesque Navajo Hogan

Near Navajo Mountain, is a very picturesque hogan, a traditional abode and ceremonial venue for Navajos. This hogan is wonderfully sited near the bottom of an arid canyon. The surrounding landscape is much like I would imagine the moon to … Continue reading

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Visiting Ancient Rock Churches Around Lalibela, Ethiopia

After you are through visiting the medieval rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia, it is recommended that you visit a few in the countryside.  I’ve visited a total of 5 during my two trips.  Two are located in shallow caves, and 3 are … Continue reading

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Bluff’s (Utah) Latest Flammable Work of Art

Over the last few years, at the winter solstice, the town of Bluff (southeastern Utah) torches a unique work of art.  This year they will be burning a branch-and-twig bison. I was recently in Bluff and got a glance at their latest … Continue reading

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Five Artworks You Don’t Want to Miss at the Getty Museum

There are five wonderful, but under-publicized works of art that you don’t want to miss at the J. Paul Getty Museum near Los Angeles. Luca di Tomme’s Saint John the Baptist (Italian, late 1300):  This painting of John the Baptist is fascinating … Continue reading

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