Looking at Art


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.

Cosmic Thread 2022

Entering the building, one is greeted by an intricate Ian Trask installation.

Cascade 2022

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.

Particle Waves 2022

Especially appealing to me were those created with fabric and threads.

Infinite Pathway 2022

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.

12 thoughts on “Looking at Art

  1. Well, OF COURSE, those art pieces made with fabric and/or thread would be most enthralling for you! That’s your medium!!! I’m so glad to see people take an interest in art outside of their own “comfort zone.” It expands the mind and opens up all sorts of possibilities and new understandings of the world around and beyond us. Looks like a wonderful outing!

  2. Really liked the mind loops. Awesome blog post!

    1. Oh good. I was blown away by the exhibit.

  3. Thank you for the virtual museum visit Linda, such fabulous and unique creations!

    1. This exhibit touched me in so many ways.

  4. All are so interesting but my favorite is Cosmic Thread 2022.

    1. How those balls of cloth became sculpture was fascinating.

  5. Never been anywhere to see displays like this. I think I would enjoy the unique and bizarre and thought-provoking displays. Colors are important accessories.

    1. I’m in awe of how creativity is expressed!

  6. marciafennell4315e20520 October 11, 2022 — 4:21 pm

    Wonderful exhibit!
    Thanks for sharing!
    P.S. Every time I wear my Lulu necklace, people stop and rave!
    Me–Happy gal in Houston.

    1. Amazing how art can be expressed in so many ways.

  7. Interesting museum with creativity around every turn.
    Thank you for sharing.

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