Paint rolls down the hill.
Sticky latex spill.
Children run and play.
Perfect summer day.
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My third and final Artist Date this summer was a return to a favorite museum and outdoor sculpture garden, the deCordova in Lincoln, MA. There were many new works to admire as well as familiar pieces to revisit. This temporary installation by Aaron Stephan, entitled Spilled Paint, was especially appealing for the way it inspired giggles and playfulness among the preschool set.
Using the deCordova galleries’ “Atrium White,” Stephan’s sculpture brought the inside of the museum outside, a moment frozen in time. Can’t we all recall causing or cleaning similar accidental spills of paint or milk? Surely that is exactly what so delighted these children!
Stephan also re-engineered trash barrels into shiny sculptures:
And caused roof boards and railings to erupt skyward:
If you wish to visit the last two posts in my Artist Date series, please follow these links:
Virginia Lee Burton at the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester MA
Koala’s Lunch at the Stone Zoo, Stoneham MA
More ekphrastic poems and posts from the 2012 deCordova series are linked in the August 2012 bildebok archives.