And here's a closeup of a gator made from sneakers...
Aren't these wasps made from sneakers just fabulous?
There was a multi-room exhibit called "Explode Every Day - An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder", with work from various artists, each more boggling than the next. These next three photos are blown glass pieces, by Chris Taylor. I am NOT KIDDING. These are blown glass. The guard allowed us to touch them for proof! Amazing!!
This matchstick structure below is also by Ryan and Trevor Oakes.
Also in the exhibition, this room below, filled with bottles and vases, with fossilized rocks and shells on top, I think. I didn't understand the point, but I loved these bottles (they reminded me of great blue herons), and I also loved the light quality in the room. They were wired up in some way to... oh, I don't know. I couldn't figure it all out. I admit it. Some of them had humidifiers. I'm stumped.
There was a timeline of the universe, starting with the Big Bang, and ending in the future, with the demise of our planet. Here's a couple of blips from the timeline, from the short period of time humans are on earth.
Below, a couple more pics from Kidspace. This lion is made from bullets and shell casings, and the hair on the heads in the CD pond are keyboards.
The pics below were shot in the Sol LeWitt exhibit. I've seen this work before, but it is always fun to walk through it. And, as I said before, the museum has incredible light quality .
If you've never had an opportunity to go to Mass MoCA, the museum is a really cool space, with buildings linked by tunnels and such, resulting in interesting spaces like the one below. One of the tunnels has interesting sounds coming from the walls, making it an immersive experience.
I tried to close the post with a little video weirdness from one of those tube things that I told you about before, but it wasn't working. I'll try to put it back soon, so come check back. In the meantime, call me befuddled.......