Come Fly with Me

Sculpture Donald Lipski Sacramento Airport

Acorn Steam, Sacramento International Airport

“You have two experiences in an airport,” veteran public artist Donald Lipski (American, b. 1947) recently told an interviewer when describing the viewer experience in an airline terminal. “You are rushing through and hardly see anything. Or you are stuck here and have hours to kill. To try to come up with something to serve both of those situations is challenging and I love that.” Continue reading

In the Studio with Joel Shapiro: “A Metaphor for the Human Spirit”

joel-shapiro-featureJoel Shapiro favors human-sized work. “I’ve tried to avoid the colossal,” the artist remarked when I visited his studio. “I always think of parts that correspond to our own dimensions.  Another big issue in sculpture is how you join things together and how that influences the nature of the form.” His publicly sited works are both abstract and slightly figurative. In a way, his art mediates between architecture and the viewer.  He is continually experimenting with ways to balance and put together off-center, asymmetrical compositions. Continue reading