Mother Nature must need some help expressing her feelings for Sky Father, so Dennis Oppenheim lends the goddess a helping hand in "Salutations to the Sky." The series of aerial photographs are fictive proposals to redirect the flow of the Sacramento River so that it spells out such messages as "Always," "Forever," and "Faithfully Yours." There's even a Dear John version that spells out "Adios" in earth tones. Patches of colorful earth create geometric fields that surround the river's winding declarations. Oppenheim, an innovator in what's known as Earth Art — for example, branding designs into fields — is also an inventive sculptor in the more traditional sense. Two of his pieces are displayed in the Eaton sculpture... More >>>