journey to abstraction

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calder1I was like a kid in a candy store the moment I entered the Calder exhibition at LACMA. I love the his kinetic sculptures and all their cosmic wonder and cannot get enough of the juxtaposition that exists that between the geometric and the organic. It's nothing short of a visual delight. calder2 Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic is on view at LACMA until July 27th, and includes forty years of Calder's sculptures, mobiles, stabiles and maquettes. calder3 It's exciting to see Calder's evolution into complete abstraction. His work just resonates with me and my own need to simplify and declutter. I found a sense of calm looking at his gravity defying, delicate sculptures, which leave these most beautiful, almost sketch-like, shadows on the wall.

Photos were provided to me by LACMA and were taken by Frederik Nilsen