Magma, 2008-12 Steel, Mark Di Suvero Artist

Seen From One End
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Seen from one end, this Magma sculpture looks like a complex collection of X's and circles.


Magma, 2008-12, Steel, Mark Di Suvero Artist   •  From the Collection Of The Artist,   •  A Part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California.   •  37° 48' 14.27" N, 122° 27' 45.11" W   •  (Photo taken 13:14:53 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 17 May 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1109
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From The Side A Horizontal I-Beam Was Revealed
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Viewed from the side, this Magma sculpture was revealed to be a single horizontal I-beam with complex X's at each end.


Magma, 2008-12, Steel, Mark Di Suvero Artist   •  From the Collection Of The Artist,   •  A Part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California.   •  37° 48' 13.39" N, 122° 27' 46.68" W   •  (Photo taken 13:15:13 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 17 May 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1110
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Viewed Full Side-on With Golden Gate Bridge
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This Magma sculpture, when viewed from its side with the Golden Gate Bridge behind, was revealed to be two opposing forces pulling an I-beam sideways with two circles surrounding the center.


Magma, 2008-12, Steel, Mark Di Suvero Artist   •  From the Collection Of The Artist,   •  A Part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California.   •  37° 48' 12.79" N, 122° 27' 47.28" W   •  (Photo taken 13:15:41 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 17 May 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1111
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Up Close, The Metal Corroded
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Viewed up close, the metal of this Magma sculpture in Crissy Field was allowed to rust in the sea wind.


Magma, 2008-12, Steel, Mark Di Suvero Artist   •  From the Collection Of The Artist,   •  A Part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California.   •  37° 48' 12.25" N, 122° 27' 48.24" W   •  (Photo taken 13:15:54 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 17 May 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1112
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The Interlocking Circles
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The interlocking circles of one end of the Magma sculpture by Mark Di Suvero could be seen as cut sheets of steel welded together.


Magma, 2008-12, Steel, Mark Di Suvero Artist   •  From the Collection Of The Artist,   •  A Part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California.   •  37° 48' 13.16" N, 122° 27' 48.20" W   •  (Photo taken 13:16:11 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 17 May 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1114
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Two Circles When Not Circles
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The two circles apparently balanced in the middle of the I-beam turned out to not be circles after all. Instead they were truncated circles bolted together at their top edge and bolted to a bracket on the I-beam.


Magma, 2008-12, Steel, Mark Di Suvero Artist   •  From the Collection Of The Artist,   •  A Part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California.   •  37° 48' 13.07" N, 122° 27' 48.11" W   •  (Photo taken 13:16:15 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 17 May 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1115
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Feet Stood On Metal Plates In the Grass
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Two of the six legs of this sculpture stood attached to metal plates set into the grass.


Magma, 2008-12, Steel, Mark Di Suvero Artist   •  From the Collection Of The Artist,   •  A Part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California.   •  37° 48' 13.09" N, 122° 27' 48.13" W   •  (Photo taken 13:16:31 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 17 May 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1118
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The End Without Circles
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The end of the Magma sculpture, the end without circles, was composed of three I-beams used as feet holding the horizontal I-beam up. They were bolted to brackets that joined the four parts.


Magma, 2008-12, Steel, Mark Di Suvero Artist   •  From the Collection Of The Artist,   •  A Part of SFMOMA On The Go   •  Crissy Field, San Francisco, California.   •  37° 48' 12.99" N, 122° 27' 48.44" W   •  (Photo taken 13:16:40 Sunday 23 February 2014)   •  (Photo posted Saturday 17 May 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_1119
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