Crouching my body so as to fit into the brightly colored pipes that surrounded me, I looked around mesmerized. Huge ball’s of red, blue and yellow led off cylinders that spread out like tunnels in a Goldmine . Circular, opaque and faceted windows placed strategically looked like the multi faceted hexagons of a bees eye. The M logo is stregitally placed in it’s center. It is what reminded me of where I really was.
Playgrounds, these grotesque yet fascinating forms stand like huge worms or objects from outer space. We take no notice of them, yet they form part of our suburban landscapes and highway exits. This is are part of our American culture, so much of which is becoming part of who I am today.