Annals of The Wave, #2

The Wave Installation at the New Britain Museum of American Art

Over the course of two days on May 9th and 10th, Elena and I, with the assistance of Collections Manager, John Urgo, and his crew, installed The Wave at a height of approximately 20 feet and spanning about 150 feet from front to back between the two main buildings of The New Britain Museum of American Art.

Highly visible from the entrance of the Museum, from all of the windows of both the Chase and the administrative buildings, from the café and its adjoining patio/sculpture garden and from Walnut Hill Park that is adjacent to the Museum, The Wave hangs in a series of 6 long, undulating strands. When the wind blows, the installation emits a loud, crashing roar like the sound of an incoming wave as it hits the shore. It has already been reported that visitors all the way across the park can hear The Wave rumbling in the distance.

On June 2, 2013, The Museum is holding a family day ‘wave-making’ event.  Wave pieces made that day will be added to the installation as a ‘waterfall’ cascading from the roof of the administrative building to the patio below.  As promised in my previous post, Annals of The Wave, #1, here are some ‘after’ shots of The Wave at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

 View of The Wave from the front of The New Britain Museum of American Art, #1, Courtesy of Elena Kalman


View of The Wave from the front of The New Britain Museum of American Art, #1, Courtesy of Elena Kalman

 View of The Wave from the front of The New Britain Museum of American Art, #2, Courtesy of Elena Kalman


View of The Wave from the front of The New Britain Museum of American Art, #2, Courtesy of Elena Kalman

 View of The Wave over the patio of The New Britain Museum of American Art, #1, Courtesy of Elena Kalman


View of The Wave Over the Patio of The New Britain Museum of American Art, #1. Notice the Reflection of The Wave on the Windows of the Cafe on the Right and the Shadows of The Wave on the Patio. Courtesy of Elena Kalman

 Detail of The Wave Over the Front of the New Britain Museum of American Art With Reflection in the Windows. Courtesy of Elena Kalman


Detail of The Wave Over the Front of the New Britain Museum of American Art With Reflection in the Windows. Courtesy of Elena Kalman

 Detail of The Wave at The New Britain Museum of American Art, Courtesy of Elena Kalman


Detail of The Wave at The New Britain Museum of American Art, Courtesy of Elena Kalman

 

 

 

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