A favorite outing is spending an afternoon browsing museum exhibits. No matter the medium or the era in which it was created, art in all its forms thrills and inspires me.
A recent visit to CMCA in Rockland, Maine, did just that.
Entering the building, one is greeted by an intricate Ian Trask installation.
For Mind Loops, a series of sculptures and installations, Trask incorporates such materials as textile belts, slide projector carousels, felt, wooden wheel molds and 35 mm slides.
Especially appealing to me were those created with fabric and threads.
Suspended with monofilament line the fabric pieces floated in graceful designs.
How what started like this became such intriguing pieces gave me pause for thought!
Though more dimensional, they reminded me of the many necklaces I made from scraps of fabrics and threads in my studio. All goes to show that nothing has to go to waste!
In another gallery, I was enchanted by the collaborative works of Daniel Minter and Eneida Sanchez that explored their shared cultural histories, his in the US and hers in Brazil.
What made the installation especially interesting is how they combined video, sculpture, painting and assemblage.
All were based on their collection of memories and how place impacts experience.
Leaving CMCA satiated by what had been viewed, I could only marvel at what inspires creativity and how grateful I am for all that results.