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Sphere Today, Gone Tomorrow

A Ridgefield artist's creations are seemingly popping up randomly in Keeler Ridge Meadow.

Those driving along Route 33 in Wilton might notice something out of the ordinary in Keeler Ridge Meadow: Spheres of various colors and sizes are appearing, disappearing and reappearing throughout the open space parcel.

But rest assured. It's not the work of miscreants or extraterrestrials. The work is that of Ridgefield artist Christopher Curnan, whose work incorporates "industrial and 'found' materials," according to a press release.

The exhibit on display at Keeler Ridge Meadow is called "All One Color." 

“Part of my inspiration comes from our ancestors who used, reused, and turned into tools many parts of their environment taking cues from their world and the animals and nature surrounding them,” Curnan said.

It wasn't until recently he became able to make art full time.

“I have finally hit my stride,” he said.  

Keeler Ridge Meadow is owned by the Wilton Land Trust. The group decided to host Curnan's exhibit because of his commitment to the environment. 

Art Critic January 22, 2013 at 05:13 PM
I find bright colored orbs in an otherwise beautiful meadow to be an unwelcome sight. I don't find it attractive. I don't find it thought provoking. To each his own I guess.
Lisa Buchman (Editor) January 23, 2013 at 12:28 AM
Thanks for your comment. Obviously these photos were taken before the snow—I wonder if you'd change your mind then? They must be quite a site "punctuating" a white meadow!
Art Critic January 23, 2013 at 03:14 AM
Admittedly, I don't get modern art. Why does it have to "punctuate"? Why does it have to stand out and be jarring? I thought the point of art was to look nice. You know what I think happened to our world? Artists used to have traditional art skills. They could paint a realistic picture. Laymen like me could stare at a portrait and agree, yes that does look like the king! Good job! But along came a bunch of artist wannabees with no skills. They couldn't draw the likeness of the king. So they threw a glob of paint at the canvas and pretended it had meaning and that it worked on a higher level than that old fashioned kind of art, you know, the kind that needed actual skills. Then these new artists convinced the world the blob on the canvas was worth $25 million. That's modern art. I think it's all bs. I much prefer Keeler Meadow with wildflowers and the occasional deer. Didn't think the view needed any "enhancements". To me, the bright orbs are like putting a giant Pepsi in the meadow. Isn't it funny though, the Pepsi sign would be outlawed by P&Z and the horrified neighbors. But giant colorful orbs, well that's okay... because they are "art". Bah.
Patty O'Shea January 23, 2013 at 11:04 PM
I pass by that meadow every morning on my way to work. I look forward to seeing where the orbs will be. When they haven't moved I am disappointed. Stop taking it too seriously. Enjoy! They make me smile.

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