Washing to the Sky

The skyline work of the Nasher Sculpture Center in the downtown Dallas Arts District is Joseph Borofsky's "Walking to the Sky". Figures of people seem to walk a diagonal pole from the lawn of the sculpture garden up into the sky. We like the piece. We've sort of adopted it as one of the metroplex's main landmarks.

Still, I always find it mildly eerie. The figures look like some sort of lifesize educational toys with their studied variety of races and ages, and their fashion sense of Mr. Rogers.

Yesterday I brought home the Duplos and the people for the educational dollhouse for their semiannual sanitizing cycle through the dishwasher. I can't help but wonder if the Nasher ever runs the Borofsky figures through a giant dishwasher.

They look a bit like they are ready to ride a glass-walled elevator to the sky instead of walking up that steep pole.

© 2008 Nancy L. Ruder

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