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Wonderful vignettes, Jeanette. Was the badminton shuttlecock on exhibit?
I'm not Jeanette, but the shuttlecocks are huge sculptures on the lawn of the Nelson. They were very controversial when installed, adding a bit of whimsy--they turn the huge, elegant building into the net, with shuttlecocks on the front and back lawn! You either love them or hate them, and I'm in the love crowd.
I haven't seen the museum's shuttlecock sculptures, but I'm with you, Kate. I think outsize whimsey is a needed and fitting counterbalance for our institutions of art and culture.
I thought some of us had sketched them too, in situ...pretty sure Steve Penberthy has, and I know I have, but we must not have tagged them, I couldn't find them here...They ARE fun...
Nice work. My eyes are drawn to this type of detail, too. Just don't see this type of finish work in todays Home Depot store.