Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Whimsy in Kansas City

One of my favorite things in Kansas City, Missouri, are sculptures of two badminton shuttlecocks, which are part of the Sculpture Garden at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Americans who were born in Sweden and The Netherlands, respectively, these sculptures stand almost 18 feet high and measure 15 feet at the crown and 4 feet at the nose.

Sitting on a huge expanse of lawn, juxtaposed by the stately design of the museum, they always make me smile.

1 comment:

Daphne Powell said...

What a wonderful image! I can see why it makes you smile. Why do you think they picked shuttlecocks for that location? We have a sculpture by those same two artists called "Cupid's Span" in San Francisco. I love that one, too.