SAM, Peonies and New Projects

I love walking into art museums with no particular agenda. Last weekend I was able to do just that at the Seattle Art Museum.
One step in, right in the main lobby, was ‘Middle Fork’ an amazing piece by John Grade. A sculpture of a 140 year old hemlock from the Middle Fork area of the Snoqualmie River. John Grade Middle Fork
It’s made from thousands of tiny, reclaimed pieces of old growth cedar.
There is a short video about the making of it here.
John Grade Detail
The other end from the atrium below.
So cool.
I came to a full stop in front of this gorgeous elevator screen from the Chicago Stock Exchange.
Louis Sullivan’s 1894 building was demolished in 1972.
A detail with shadows behind.
A little Japanese screen with “Dancing Figures”.
Back home, more inspiration.
My peonies.
Inspiration for new work! My favorite time in the studio.
Piles of fabrics laid out. Big plans brewing for these guys!

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  1. Christina G Sells
    Posted June 11, 2017 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    These photos are all such a treat to see! I feel like I got a taste of the cool new and old work at SAM and I can just smell those lucious peonies! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Judith Head
    Posted June 11, 2017 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing your “eye” with us Ann. It is so easy to walk in anywhere, museums included and not see the trees.

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