The entire East Wing of the National Gallery of Art finally re-opened this past fall after undergoing a huge renovation. Even this part of the main atrium, which had been open throughout the renovation, seemed fresh and new.
With Alexander Calder’s massive (920 lb) aluminum and steel mobile gently rotating overhead, the calm movement creates the perfect counterbalance to the busy world of Washington DC just outside the door.
The lone figure hurries across the bridge seemingly oblivious to the red and black wings circling overhead.
Rushing back to her office from lunch? Or just enjoying the spectacle of this panoramic open space.
“Counterbalance”, oil on linen, 24 x 36″
Love the openess and the red-grey contrast, with the subtle texture of patterns. I can almost hear the quiet echo of voices traversing the soaring, light-flooded lobby.