It’s not really summer until you visit Storm King Art Center, my version of the beach. With access to sunny weather and impressive sculptures, the park is a modern update to traditionally indoor museums. Filled with acclaimed artists’ works such as Calder and Noguchi, the roster is only the beginning of an imaginative and breathtaking experience.
Unlike cityscape sculptors, they stand out prominently against the organic and ever-changing environment. However, with their overwhelming presences, they impose a static quality to the park that feels primitive and even time stopping. Combined with futuristic motifs reflective of 20th century artworks, time feels like a blend of the future and the past. The present is only a matter of visitors living the majestic landscape.
Static they may be, watching the stillness evokes sentiments resonant of empty school playgrounds. There’s something inherently lonely about the space that invites visitors closer to each piece. Snap a photo here and there, the liveliness rejoices and makes the sculptors welcoming creatures. It’s only a matter of time when 5:30 PM approaches and you have to say farewell to the art giants who go to sleep and recharge for the days and years ahead.
PC: Nat Chun
Sleeveless Vest: Raf Simons