January 1, 2008

Walker Exhibition

At the Walker Art Museum, I found Greg Stimac’s Mowing the Lawn (Chandler, AZ) to be humorous. I think it looks funny because the lawn is so dead that it does not really need to be mowed yet there is someone doing it. It also has a cultural/regional feel to it too because one would need to know the weather in Arizona to fully appreciate the idea behind it. The piece makes me wonder if Stimac saw this and asked to take a picture or if there was another way of creating it. I also wish I knew more about the initial idea Stimac wanted to portray with his work. Overall, I like the piece because it made me smile when I first saw it and it also made me question it a little ad search for a deeper meaning.