Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Sculpture

Photo from
Indianapolis Museum of Art.  Sorry, Artist, I can't find your name.
George Rodrigue, NOMA Sculpture Garden
Bloomington Stoneware is a sculpture in front of the Showers Building.  We've been studying this sculpture.  It looks like this.  The artist is Brad J. Goldberg and he lives in Texas with his wife and collaborator, Diana Goldberg.  Bloomington Stoneware is 14 feet high and 9 feet in diameter.  It is made out of locally mined, hand carved limestone.  The curvy water trough is called a runnel.  The sculpture may bring to mind Native American designs, limestone craftwork, and the uses of stone and water in times of yore.  The Thirdlanders and I are studying Bloomington Stoneware.  We are also looking in to some of Goldberg's other projects, which I believe are amazing.  Next time you're down at Farmer's Market, walk over to Bloomington Stoneware and take it all in.  Because of this blog post, I think you'll now not only have an even greater appreciation for the importance of public art, but you'll be able to use the term runnel while discussing the sculpture with your friends and family.


mm said...

I hope the Thirdlanders get to go on a field trip.

KC said...

A highly informational post that inspires me to explore, together with my students, the artwork in our community. I'm not sure if I'll do it right away, but I'm going to think about it.