Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Abstract Public Sculpture: Wild Rice - Albany, NY

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Wild Rice
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY
Topic: Abstract Public Sculptures

GPS: N42° 39.122; W073° 45.557

Quick Description: 

Wild Rice is a geometric abstract sculpture located in the northwest corner of the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY

Long Description:

A 22' by 5' by 5' is a yellow and red painted steel geometric abstract sculpture entitled Wild Rice. It is located in the northwest side of the Empire State Plaza between Legislative Office Building and Agency Building #4 in Albany, NY. This sculpture by Lyman Kipp was created in 1967. It was acquired by then Governor in Nelson A. Rockefeller as part of an extensive art collection on display at the New State Capitol complex.

The yellow part of Wild Rice consists of four vertical square beams set at right angles to each other forming an equilateral cross. On to of the cross are red painted beams set horizontally to form a cross that extends over the yellow beams. The sculpture stands in a circular concrete space in the middle of a walkway.

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