Mother Peace, 1969-70, Mark di Suvero Artist

Dog Butt Gave Scale To Mother Peace
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The metal sculpture called Mother Peace rested on temporary exhibit in Crissy Field. A dog walking away and people laying on the ground gave a sense of scale to the piece.


Mark di Suvero, Mother Peace, 1969-70   •  On loan from Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York   •  gift of the Ralph E Ogdon Foundation, Inc.   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 16.44" N, 122° 27' 52.69" W   •  (Photo taken 13:24:13 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 22 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1141
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Peace Symbol Cut In Swinging Arm
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A peace symbol was cut into the swinging arm of the sculpture. The way the arm jutted forward, suggested that this sculpture resemble a battering ram.


Mark di Suvero, Mother Peace, 1969-70   •  On loan from Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York   •  gift of the Ralph E Ogdon Foundation, Inc.   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 15.29" N, 122° 27' 54.60" W   •  (Photo taken 13:24:55 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 22 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1144
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Closeup of Cable Attachments
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A close shot showing how the cables were attached to the metal. A loop was formed in the cable end using a swage. That loop was then run around the horizontal pin of a U-clamp.


Mark di Suvero, Mother Peace, 1969-70   •  On loan from Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York   •  gift of the Ralph E Ogdon Foundation, Inc.   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 15.05" N, 122° 27' 52.96" W   •  (Photo taken 13:25:14 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 22 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1146
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Upper L Cabled Too
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The upper L piece of the sculpture was cabled too. The idea was that these metal bars would move in a high enough wind.


Mark di Suvero, Mother Peace, 1969-70   •  On loan from Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York   •  gift of the Ralph E Ogdon Foundation, Inc.   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 14.98" N, 122° 27' 52.94" W   •  (Photo taken 13:25:34 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 22 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1147
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Small Fingers At Back Of Upright
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The back edge of the main upright piece was covered in seven small fingers of metal.


Mark di Suvero, Mother Peace, 1969-70   •  On loan from Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York   •  gift of the Ralph E Ogdon Foundation, Inc.   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 14.75" N, 122° 27' 52.96" W   •  (Photo taken 13:25:44 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 22 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1148
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Detail Of Metal Meeting Metal
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A detail shot of the back diagonal piece attached to the lower horizontal piece.


Mark di Suvero, Mother Peace, 1969-70   •  On loan from Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York   •  gift of the Ralph E Ogdon Foundation, Inc.   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 14.79" N, 122° 27' 53.06" W   •  (Photo taken 13:25:54 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 22 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1150
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Shot From Behind
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The Mother Peace sculpture shot from behind with its moving L at the top, and its battering ram horizontal below with a peace sign cut into it.


Mark di Suvero, Mother Peace, 1969-70   •  On loan from Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York   •  gift of the Ralph E Ogdon Foundation, Inc.   •  A part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California   •  37° 48' 14.76" N, 122° 27' 53.52" W   •  (Photo taken 13:26:30 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 22 April 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1152
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