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Orion at UMMA

 

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artist and Hill Gallery in Birmingham, Thomas Bletcher jests that it "was loaned to UMMA after the sculptor's wife told him to get that thing outta my yard!"

Di Suvero's massive sculptures have been said to "connect earth and sky, space and time." Orion was created in 2006 and was on display in Chicago's Millennium Park before being installed here in 2008. While opinions differ as to likability, no one can deny Orion's striking effect. Standing below it "offers an unusual perspective," comments Louisa Griffes, "outlining [the sky] with brightly colored geometric shapes." And U-M astronomy prof Sally Oey points out how well di Suvero's design reflects its namesake: "The X arrangement of the principal beams (which manage to look like an X from almost any angle) evoke the four bright corner stars" of the constellation, while the belt and nebula are evident in the midsection. Oey used the sculpture to illustrate Orion in class and says her "students had no trouble identifying the many ways in which this piece evokes the constellation and mythical giant of Greek mythology."

Forty people correctly identified Orion. Oey won our random drawing and is taking her $25 gift certificate to Ayse's Cafe.

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