Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Creatures



This little guy was part of a big wall of crocheted sea creatures at the North Carolina Museum of Art.


It was part of the Fault Lines: Art and the Environment exhibit.


 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Invasive


It looked like bubbles on the ground, but it's an artwork called Invasives, by Jean Shin.  Recycled Mountain Dew bottles make up the green carpet.




 

Monday, June 27, 2022

Plastics


This net, hanging from the ceiling in the North Carolina Museum of Art, was filled with trash.


The installation is called: The Midden by Christine Wertheim and Margaret Wertheim.
It consists all of the plastic trash that the two sisters brought into their home in 4 years.  I wonder if my plastic pile would be bigger than that?




 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Upcycle



This installation is mesmerizing and beautiful...
and made from used plastic coffee cup lids.


It's called Remember me Katrina, by Susie Ganch,  depicting the swirling storm that was hurricane Katrina



The lids were still stained with coffee.




 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Grand Chandelier


Walking around the latest exhibit at the NC Museum of Art, I thought they had a magnificent chandelier.  Until I looked closely.


It's an installation called: Luz de Plastico   by American artist, Willie Cole.   It is created out of thousands of single use water bottles.
It's part of an exhibit called Fault lines: Art and the Environment.  (see here).


 

Friday, June 24, 2022

Most common


I read somewhere lately that the Tiger Swallowtail is the most common butterfly in North America.  I don't know about that, but it is one of the most noticeable.


 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Preying or praying?


I know that the Praying Mantis is named for the way it's front feet are bent into a praying posture.  But they're great in a garden for preying on other less benign insects.  I was glad to see him in the garden.
(see here)