Photographer's Note

Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge - Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

The idea of passage became decidedly more functional with Armajani's full-scale commission forthe Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, which allows pedestrians to cross the sixteen lanes of streets and highway that had severed the Garden from neighboring Loring Park for many years. The artist's design incorporates the three basic types of bridge structure: beam (across its fir-planked, horizontal span), arch (for the eastern portion), and suspension (for the western portion). To underscore the sense of transition from one part to the next, Armajani painted each half a different, atmospheric shade: pale blue for the upward arching portion and yellow, recreated from the hue that Thomas Jefferson used at his home, Monticello, for the inverted arch. Affixed to the upper lintel of the span and running in each direction across the bridge are the words of a poem--a meditation on movement, place, order, and crossing--which Armajani commissioned specially from the renowned American poet John Ashbery.

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Additional Photos by Archana Bhimasen (archanabhimasen) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 89 W: 2 N: 31] (270)
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