Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Great Mystery Show

The Great Mystery Show just opened at the American Visionary Arts Museum.  Wow, just Wow!  I love AVAM.  I always say I don't get there often enough but hey I'm getting there more often.  

There's a mirror tree and mosaic wall at the entrance that always make me smile.

It's my go to place when art and color inspired friends come to visit.  :-) 

My friend Susan was here a week or so ago for Kinga's classes and we went to the current exhibit.  We had been following creation of a beaded wedding gown by Jan Huling.  

Okay there are lots of beaded wedding gowns, but Jan's is really different.  It's a 3d printed replica of her mother's wedding gown.  She covered the entire gown and train with 260 plastic tiles covered with beads and embellishments.  "The result is a beaded gown full of the mystery of life’s connecting circles—from the gift and loss of mother, marriage, happiness and peace, to the resolution of a work created in profound gratitude for it all. " (avam)  

Check out the centers of the circles some of them have photos of her mom or other momentos that mean so much to her.

I'm a little obsessed with all the beautiful circles.


Look at this little guy guarding the gown.  Just like Cinderella's helpers.

Betsy Youngquist is a favorite artist of mine.  Again sculpture and beads :-)  Gotta love this bunny.

You know how I feel about the eyes of the piece of art.  Love how she handled the eyes on this guy.

These are all done with beads and rhinestones and grout!  This is a more traditional mosaic technique.

 Chris Roberts Antieau also had a new piece at the show.

Check out the birds!!!!!

And just a few more things that amused me.....

Thanks for visiting with me.  If you have a chance, the show will be up through September!  It's worth the trip.



Orna Willis said...

My oh my!!

BamaCarol said...

Ruth, I just love, love circles and round things for some reason. Have a beautiful teal velvet round ottoman in the living room and lots of circles and such in artwork and pretties. This wedding gown leaves me speechless and gives me so many ideas for things of my own! Love the addition of pictures and I now want to do one for each of the women in my family as a celebration. Love the inspiration you give us!

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