Monday, October 11, 2010
My visit to the sculpture garden at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC on October 10, 2010
In my Landscape Design History class we have to write our first paper on a visit we make to a public, historic or well known garden. We aren't supposed to talk about how we feel about the garden or use qualitative descriptions, but instead we are challenged to describe the garden directly and let our reader make the judgment about whether the garden design is a success.
This garden was full of all kinds of sculpture from very modern to classical. There was also a "wishing tree" designed by Yoko Ono where visitors could take a white tag and write their wish on it and hang it from the tree. But what I think I loved best is how the garden came together as a restful spot for visitors to sit and relax or reflect, along with a playful area for children. I saw several kids running and playing and enjoying the garden's design's fountains, paths and even taking in the sculptures.
I also loved how when you looked up you could see above the trees in the garden, into the blue sky and admire all the different architecture around the garden and the museum, from stark office buildings, to apartments and even to a church. The design allowed the visitor to feel as if they were in an oasis in the middle of the crowded chaos of the museum and of course, the busy streets on a Fall Sunday in the city.
Posted by Cindy at 11:44 PM