This piece was made by Nancy Graves, constructed using bronze with patina and glass. In a picture, this sculpture could be mistaken for being simpler than it really is, appearing as different shapes put together. In person, you're able to question the use of a horseshoe crab, musical notes, and human bone in the same piece, something that is not easily understood in a picture. It gives true insight into the life of the artist and her interests and reasons for designing the piece. I liked how intricate this piece was and how it was able to tell a story about the life of the artist without saying much. It makes me feel like the artist truly wanted to express herself and her interests when she made this.
design of the museum
This area of the Harn Museum is the Asian Art Wing. It was very aesthetically pleasing due to the use of a major window installation to bring in the natural light from outdoors. The light reflecting off the hickory color of the wood really brightens up the room and colors it in a way that no artificial light would be able to. It gives the room a warm, welcoming feel, and allows the pieces of art inside the room to almost change mood with the change in weather.