Monday, September 17, 2007

Alisa Dworsky | Fleming Museum

Here's why I'm not an artist...if someone handed me 4.5 miles of industrial rope, I'd think, "Hmm, I wonder how much I could get for this on ebay". Thankfully, Montpelier artist Alisa Dworsky is a bit more progressive in her views.

Dworsky turned that rope into the exhibit above which is a part of a new collection at the Fleming Museum at UVM titled Material Pursuits. The exhibit opened on Sep 4 and runs until Dec 14. It'll be interesting to see how the appearance of the installation changes as the leaves change colors and fall to the ground. However, when the snow appears, it may look like the biggest dog in the world just pissed all over the Fleming Museum.

The installation is on the front lawn of the museum along Colchester Ave (next to the Fletcher Allen Hospital).

1 comment:

jay said...

I'm really not a tree-hugger type this really good for the trees? I know they warn about "mulch volcanos" every year, so is covering the base of a tree unhealthy for it? I just imagine the rope must suck up a lot of groundwater.

Otherwise, I think it's looks great. I've always had a big fetish for placing inorganic, gaudy color in natural settings to see the contrasts.

I've had an obsession with putting a ten story fire-engine red plastic monolith in the fields off of I-89 since I was a teenager. Instead they put in the stupid whale tales.