Wonders of the North County: Part One, Highway Sculpture

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Monday — it’s photo jaunt day! Where? I didn’t know, but seemed like north was a good idea.

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I had a slight delay on Eastwide Road, but soon I was on my way to Healdsburg. Vineyard photos seemed the order of the day, after one short shopping trip.┬áMy stop at the kitchenware store was disappointing. A casserole that is stovetop ready; $249? Not today. Yes, it’s cast iron and enamel, and yes, it’s Le Creuset… and no, not today. I was at the north end of Healdsburg, though, and suddenly inspiration struck. I’d go to Geyserille! It was only about ten miles up the road.

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Actually, it was only seven, and as soon as I took the exit I saw my first wonder, the sculpture cluster.

The First Wonder:

This is part of 101 Sculpture Trail; right off the highway on the approach to the village of Geyserville. The stargate-looking one is interactive, with a walkway through the center. I loved it, but the fish/whale and the hands were my two favorites.

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I like my art narrative, and this sinuous creature carries with it a story; a story of a metal beast that absorbs wood and stones as well as found objects. The detail is captivating.

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All seeing eye?

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I think we need a bigger boat.

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Abstract isn’t my favorite type of art but I loved these squares and their apparently jumbled arrangement, framing a different view with each perspective.

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“Run 2013” is this one’s name.

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Hand detail.

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And you thought Stargate was cancelled!

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I missed one sculpture, the Ahnk throne sponsored by the Isis Oasis in Geyserville. That’s okay though. The Oasis is my next wonder, and the photos there make up for it.

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One Response to Wonders of the North County: Part One, Highway Sculpture

  1. Thank you for posting. I enjoyed alongside you the extraordinary collection of sculptures. From the minimalist to the maximalist each was an extraordinary source of intensive labor both physical, cerebral & intellectual.

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