About carto

Retired software engineer who grew up in Montana, went to Montana State College in Bozeman, and moved to California to work at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Carto's Library is about books I've read and liked; Carto's Logbook is about photography, travel and adventure. Mt. Maurice Times is tall tales mostly biographical.

Cheeky — Giant Nanas in your face

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Guardian Angel descending, Niki de Saint Phalle, Mingei International Museum, San Diego

The giant Nanas of Niki de Saint Phalle are in-your-face cheeky and impossible to ignore. Kids love them and so do I.

Several of her polyester sculptures, including the famous Nikigator mosaic dragon sculpture are on display at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. The guardian Angle (L’Ange Protecteur) is shown above, and Poet and Muse (Le Poete et la Muse) is below.

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Poet and Muse, Niki de Saint Phalle, Balboa Park, 2017

It’s always fun to visit Balboa Park and the Mingei. Their next show is a blockbuster on Navajo Weaving; don’t miss it. The show was being installed when we visited, and opens tomorrow. We could see several of the works from a distance, however, beautiful.

Cheers, Carto

Enjoy the cheeky WordPress Photo Challenge postings for this challenge, here.

I’ve posted on the Nanas before, here.