“The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.” – D.H. Lawrence
Just an hour and a few minutes drive from New York City is Storm King Art Center, considered one of the world’s premier sculpture parks. My boyfriend and I have been talking about going over to Storm King since earlier in the year (he has been there before and has been wanting to take me), but I was hesitant this morning. He was not feeling that well this week, I have had a long week at work and a lot is going on everywhere else in life-dom.
It was a gorgeous Saturday weather-wise. It did not quite feel like fall yet though the leaves suggested otherwise, their colors are radiant and beautiful, and not summer anymore even with the sun feeling warm and bright at times while we were walking from one sculpture to the next.
Storm King combines two things: art and the outdoors. The great landscapes provide the perfect setting for the sculptures, which also incorporate nature in their themes. As D.H. Lawrence says, “The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.” This is evident in the pieces showcased in the collection, where nature and art collided — and where today I was stepped on by a giant, pushed a boulder, lifted iron sculptures with no success and saw the changing shadows of the sun via cubic structures. What a great day it turned out to be, and I would love to go back another day, perhaps during a different season to see how the moods differ. Besides, it is such a large park to explore for only the short amount of time we were there.