Thursday, June 25, 2009

bowling balls as jewels

At, today's image of the day is a picture of one of the giant rings, a modern art sculpture on the Riverwalk, along the Milwaukee River, downtown Milwaukee.

Modern art is hardly my favorite art form, yet at times I find a piece to have a certain charm. This ring, for example, is to me a bold, larger than life, self-deprecating autobiographical statement of the city itself, so stereotypically known for pastimes like bowling. For the jewels in this ring are bowling balls. Milwaukee, like Middle Earth, has rings of mysterious power, for it seems that even visitors from New Orleans are drawn to it.

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