This prolific sculptor made work in wood, stone, and bronze. As a student in London, Henry Moore absorbed the influences around him, both the work of his contemporaries and the pre-Columbian and ancient art in the British Museum. It is easy to see a connection between Large Standing Figure and ancient art. This sculpture is displayed at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.
Known for his figurative sculptures that use Dutch wax cloth (popular throughout Africa) to explore cultural identity, Yinka Shonibare here, at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, transforms a wisp of the same fabric into a playfully monumental sculpture that captures the wind like a giant sail.
At North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Ronald Bladen’s, Three Elements are painted and burnished aluminum over welded steel structures, three parts, each element is H. 120 3/8 x W. 48 3/8 x D. 21 1/2 in.
This extended line of 183 ceramic columns, created by Daniel Johnston, plays against the topography of the landscape. Ranging in height from several inches to several feet, the tops of the pillars form a level line to highlight the dips and rises of the rolling hillside at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.
Askew, at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, is part of a series of works that Roxy Paine describes as “dendroids,” treelike forms with elaborate branching structures. His sculptures are inspired by real trees but never truthful depictions of actual species. The stainless steel surfaces of the work change dramatically with the light.
The dynamic geometry, powerful size (26′ 7″ h x 30′ w x 15′ d), and expansive scale of Mark di Suvero’s work reflect his creative process in the No Fuss sculpture at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Placed at the threshold between the field and forest at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Crossroads/Trickster I marks a transitional point from public to private, manmade to natural, open to enclosed. The sculpture by Martha Jackson-Jarvis combines brightly colored Italian glass tiles, carnelian stones, and shattered bricks (recycled from the Polk youth correctional facility, located on this property from 1920 to 1997).
This sculpture at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh was created on site by North Carolina artist Thomas Sayre. The title Gyre refers to a circular or spiraling motion—gyration—and a spiraling shape, like a vortex or tornado.
The Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh has significant public art installations by international artists. We will show images of some of the art pieces.
The soft curves and bulges of Large Spindle Piece reflect Henry Moore’s abiding interest in organic form, yet its pointed projections—echoing machine parts—demonstrate that he was not unaffected by modern technology.
We end our series of images from Raleigh, North Carolina with a panoramic view of the city glowing at blue hour.
A train station is empty at night in Raleigh, North Carolina
The skyline of Raleigh at dusk ……
Rail lines leading towards sunset in Raleigh, North Carolina
Rail lines coming together at sunset in Raleigh, North Carolina
With reflection of clouds on the pond, it looks like the lilies are floating on them at Duke Gardens, Raleigh
An almost painting like image of lilies at Duke Gardens in Raleigh
Captured some unusual reflections while walking along the streets of Raleigh
A red shirt, red umbrellas and their shadows and reflections at a plaza in Raleigh, North Carolina
Red umbrellas and a person in a matching shirt add color to the Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina
Sculptures displayed at Raleigh’s City Plaza add to the vibrant atmosphere