Tuesday, April 8, 2008

On the Sculpture Trail: Saffron Tower Reflection

Next to the building of the de Young Museum just off the
Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park stands the Saffron Tower. You can't climb it. The tower consists of blown glass and neon, on an island protected by a sculptured mountain lion and at least one video monitor. Goethe and Schiller, standing across the Music Concourse, also are constantly watching. You will immediately recognize this glass sculpture as a Dale Chihuly design, if you have seen his other glass art. The picture shows the mirror image of the Saffron Tower in the surrounding pond. What a place to experience the merger of illusion and reality!

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