Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Another trip to the Art Museum

On Sunday, we all piled into the vehicle and headed over to the St. Louis Art Museum. We met our old next door neighbors to check out the exhibits and head out for a bite to eat afterward. We all agreed the way coolest thing we saw that day were two installations by an artist named Tara Donovan. She takes common, everyday objects and creates mind blowing art with them. Betcha can't guess what the hazy, cloudy wall above was created with...DRINKING STRAWS!!!!! As we walked from one side of the wall to the other, the effect was amazing.

Here is a straight on view close up.

The second installation was made from plastic cups. The above photo was from another museum, but it shows the scale of the work better than any from the SLAM. I have no earthly idea how many cups she used here, but the number had to be gi-normous. My friend Sherry wanted to nudge one of the ouside edge cups just a little to see what would happen, but there was plenty of museum security around to keep her from giving in to her inner moppet.

This is a close up view of the St. Louis installation.

Afterward, we headed to Fitz's to get a bite to eat. The kids drank enough root beer to float themselves home. We couldn't watch any bottling being done, because Sunday must be "swab the decks" day. They were cleaning when we got there, and were still going at it when we left 2 hours later. Kinda reassuring, that.

Hugs and kisses, y'all.


needlefingers said...

Those are seriously cool. I bet you know all the neat places in St. Louis.

Go Cards!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

I so luv that she uses every day objects to create such textures.