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.
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.
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…..