Saturday, April 3, 2010

Rocky Mountain high, Colorado. Pt 1.

Went to visit Lexie in Denver for a week recently. After the BLIZZARD the night before I flew out (!?), the weather tamed down into normal springtime. We had a lovely time. One nice day was spent at the Denver Botanic Gardens, was excited to find they had a show of 20 large Henry Moore sculptures. Being rather hefty, they don’t tour much.

Moore was always one of my favorites. Saw a lot of his work at the Tate back in the 80s when I was in Europe after leaving Syracuse. Also saw another sizeable clutch of them later at the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City. Might have been nicer if the Denver gardens had been out of their winter torpor, but maybe not...I quite enjoyed it kind of semi-dead. Loved the indigenous trees, the birches and the aspens, the pines.