Why had I never been here before?
Last week my friend and blog colleague Lesley Watt was visiting. We had planned our vacation art camp with a mix of field trips and artwork projects. The weather was so insanely cooperative – very unlike late August/early September usually is… So our first adventure was the AVAM in Baltimore, on a glorious temperate, blue-skied day…
This mosaic Cosmic Galaxy egg was breath taking. It even incorporated images from the Hubble telescope. ( Artist: Andrew Logan)
The Museum grounds are outstanding. Sculpture, installations, fountains, gardens. I felt completely enchanted before we even entered the museum.
There are many instances where words or a quote stop you in your tracks. I did manage to capture a few heartfelt phrases.
There is no photography allowed in the museum, so you are seeing pieces from the grounds, and in the mirror below a stealth pix of Lesley in a mirrored mosaic. The blue sculpture above? Entirely beaded, representing John Waters and Divine as a folk art weather house – you know – where figures emerge and disappear depending on the weather readings?
After the museum we headed to the Inner Harbor for a tourist browse and then dinner. Crab cakes, naturally.
Lesley has posted regarding the adventures over at Art Jewelry Elements. Take a look at her pix! And stay tuned for more here, later this week!