Prophecy of the Ancients

26 July 2011

Designed by artist/engineer Brower Hatcher in 1988, Prophecy of the Ancients - a stone and steel-mesh sculpture - was one of my favorite pieces in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

"A futuristic dome, composed of thousands of flexible wire polyhedrons, rests atop six mock-Egyptian columns in a blend of ancient and modern architectural styles. Embedded within the structure and seeming to hover in space are an assortment of common objects and abstract forms: a table, a ladder, a chair, a turtle, random letters, numbers, discs, and dashes. Hatcher offers up these private symbols for universal interpretation, as viewers are inspired to construct their own meanings from the galaxy of images suspended above them." - via Walker Art Center.

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Minneapolis, MN USA

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