The study of art, if books, web sites and museums are the authorities they claim to be, is the study of both painting and sculpture. I'm attempting to learn about the world's most famous paintings, but with sculptures I've decided just to take a look at those I discover by accident or that are easy to get to.
Where I can find some information about a particular sculpture, I'll include it. But when I happen upon a work about which I know nothing, I'll need your help interpreting it. Here's the first one.
This piece sits in a narrow strip of grass between Northwest Highway and the Metra tracks in downtown Arlington Heights, Illinois. Here's how most people see it as they drive down the road.
And here's what it looks like from across the street, a much more interesting view, in my opinion.
So, what do you think the artist had in mind? Is it art or just decoration? What does it symbolize for you, if anything? Is it site specific? (Would it be as "worthwhile" in another location or does it need to be on this spot?) Does it make you think about life differently? Is it meaningful?