Last week, Jo and I visited the gardens at Cornerstone in Sonoma. These are not spectacular gardens because of their plants and flowers, but because of the art that is displayed here.
One of the pieces that I want to focus on today is the Red Lantern by Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot. The "Red Lantern is an assemblage of Chinese-inspired elements referencing the history of Chinese migrants who came to California during the mid-19th century Gold Rush, and stayed to build the Central Pacific Railroad. It is a magnificent piece of art. When you approach the Red Lantern, it looks rather plain.
However, when you get closer, you notice the many many red and orange crystal droplets that hang on the lower part - and are reflected in the water.
Then you see the cloud pattern in the structure that holds the droplets. The droplets shall be reminiscent of a Chinese wedding headdress.
It is downright spectacular and the colors are glowing against the sunlight and in the water.
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It was a challenge to photograph so that you can see the glow of the crystal droplets in the sunlight and on the water - most of my pictures look rather dull, but I am glad that there were a very few good ones.