Sunday, July 17, 2011

Storm King Pictures

Hi Frightners!

Well today I had a BLAST at Storm King ( Here is a little bit more about Stomr King as taken from their pamphlet that we received upon entering today..

"Storm King Art Center is a museum that celebrates the relationship between art and nature. Over 500 acres of landscaped fields, rolling hills, meadows, and woodlands provide a dramatic setting for more than 100 post-World War 2 sculptures by internationally renowned artists. At Storm King, exhibition space is defined by earth and sky.

Visitors discover monumental sculpture set against vistas of the Hudson Highlands. As seasons, weather, and light change, so does each visit to Storm King. Storm King's museum building contains galleries for smaller sculptures, special exhibitions, and the Visitor Center."

Overall this was an amazing place were you can wander for hours on end. I think it is impossible to see everything in one day as you can get caught up for endless periods of time just looking at one sculpture or the various country wide views set atop huge hills that stretch as far as the eye can see. I have never experienced anything like it.

You are free to hike the entire way or you may choose to rent bike or bring your own and if you would like they have guided tram car tours or guided walking tours but we just enjoyed hiking by ourselves and getting lost in it all.

Each piece and sculpture you came across was different and unique. Some seemed super modern, other looked like they crash landed from space and then there were those that looked like they were left behind from the golden ages.

From a haunters perspective it was interesting to see what kind of materials were used in each sculpture. Everything from Metal, Tires, Concrete, Terra Cotta, Glass, Mirror, Stone, Wood and more was used. It was just so interesting what such raw materials could create. It goes to show you with an imagination you can really build anything you want with whatever you want.

If you are visiting the NY/NJ Area I highly suggest making time to visit Storm King because it's one of those places unlike anything you have ever seen and if you love art and sculpture its perfect. It only costs $12 to enter the park but be sure to bring a lot of water if you are going during the summer time as there aren't many any stops a long the hike where a water fountain or rest room can be found. There is one cafe area and the visitor center where you can get some water and food so come packed with your own snacks  beyond those two stops. Dress according to the weather and make sure you got some good hiking sneakers or boots on if you are going on foot. As I stated above, there are 100's of sculptures spread all over and they do provide a map for you to follow and pin point any that you may want to hike to but the fun of Storm King really is just getting lost in it all and seeing what you might find around that next corner or as you come out of a twisting and turning woodland trail, you never know what your are going to see next!

Enjoy the pictures below and if you have any questions about any of the pieces and who they were made by, what materials were used or anything at all just let me know in the comments and I will do my best to answer.

Stay Frightful!!


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