Friday, June 2, 2017

Attention-Getting

Last weekend I went with my son Jay to a Trustees of Reservations property in Hingham where a mirrored labyrinth sits in place for a year.

The spiral installation of reflective, stainless steel panels stands on a grassy patch where it startles the brain into taking an even closer look at the already attention-getting beauty in that setting.

The panels are roughly eight inches wide, two inches deep, and range from two to nine feet high. They are set about eight inches apart side to side, and about three feet apart face to face where they create the path of the labyrinth.

What I loved was the insistence that I take notice as the dynamic interactional puzzle of the art recreated the view every time I moved.

A New End
art installation at World's End, a Trustees of Reservations property
Hingham, MA
A New End
art installation at World's End, a Trustees of Reservations property
Hingham, MA

Viewfinders
3 x 4"; acrylic and ink on paper, mounted on card stock
abstract
2017
[gifted]

6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful place!So many views one could get drunk with pleasure! Your sketch could be idea for a much larger piece. So dynamic!!

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    1. Carol, you totally got the sense of the giddy magical wonder of the countless views. Thank you for the idea of taking my art idea larger.

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  2. How cool is that! So how much time did you spend there, how many times did you go through? Love the sketches, I think I see a glimpse of map, and landscape. Love the powder black :)

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    1. The labyrinth really was way cool, very captivating. We spent a couple of hours walking the World's End property, and maybe 15 minutes at the labyrinth, walking through a couple of times (it's small).

      The history of this painting (now a greeting card): originally a Jane Davies black & white lesson on 9x12"; cut it into probably 9 pieces, some of which hung around for 6 months and a few of which picked up a touch of color when I offloaded paint from a brush after working on something different; then, I selected one of the pieces, cut it into 4 panels, rearranged them to my liking, mounted them on black; very satisfying : )

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