Large art sculptures at Crissy Fields in San Francisco. SFMOMA on the go has placed art from Mark Di Suvero on the grass scattered around on Crissy Field.
Mark Di Suvero - Dreamcatcher at Crissy Field in San Francisco
Dreamcatcher features a massive bent steel element that moves in the wind, pivoting atop a four-legged base capped by interlocking circular forms. The sculpture's lines recall those of navigational tools, while its responsiveness to the weather brings to mind sailing of flight. The tension between the
earthbound solidity of the I-beams in the lower half of the structure and the floating motion of the top suggests the balance of hard work and aspiration that enables dreams to take flight.
Mark Di Suvero - Will at Crissy Field in San Francisco
The center of energy and focus in Will is neither a strong base nor an expressive crowning element, as we find in other works in this exhibition. Instead, the anchor point is a central structure framed by bisecting circles. Without moving, these interlocking forms seem to spin, generating a force of their own. Diagonal beams appear to explode from this core, jutting skyward and extending to the ground to form a tripod base that balances this dynamic study of self-determination and volition.
Mark Di Suvero - Are Years What? at Crissy Field in San Francisco
This 14.5-ton sculpture is one of the first works Di Suvero made using steel I-beams. The angles formed by the beams and the suspended steel "V" element create a dynamic counterpoise that suggests lightness and movement despite the sculpture's massive size. Equally notable is the way these intersecting diagonals frame the surrounding landscape, offering new perspectives that change depending on the viewer's position. The title Are Years What? refers to the poem "What are Years" by Marianne Moore (1887-1972), which ends with the image of a captive bird who draws strength in its confinement through joyful singing.