The image above is a close-up of a ceramic work on display at the Crafted Objects in Flux exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFABoston). I visited in late October, on a clear and crisp day, small fragments of which you can see peeking through the holes in this piece that has been fitted over one of the museum’s exterior windows.
As one backs up a bit, the details of the little caverns give way to a larger design:
And backing up even further — across the room — the piece takes on a completely different appearance, almost like that of a large sheet of crumpled tin foil:
I had gone to the museum that day with my sister who was visiting from the Midwest. We both enjoyed seeing and discussing the curious nature of the displays in the Crafted Objects in Flux exhibit. I don’t want to give away any surprises, but there are some wonderful works to look twice at (or more) before coming to any conclusions about them. The show is there through January 10, 2016.
Here is more food for thought about artists and their work:
A story from the BBC News features artist Derek Eland’s 2016 plan to document climbers from a base camp on Mount Everest.
Artists and how they live out their lives, reflect on their careers, and respond to their callings is the overall theme of this recent piece in The Guardian. (I suggest ignoring the article’s nonsensical title; I am doubtful the headline writer even read the article!)
Have a good day!
Paula Ogier Artworks