Friday, November 13, 2015
When I was at the Phoenix Art Museum for the Arts & Flowers show, I spotted this new artwork in the contemporary gallery. It's called "Do you Really Want to Hurt Me" by artist Rebecca Campbell. Do you see those little dots of blue sitting on the tree? See the photo below.
Little glass blue birds are sitting in various places on the tree. The description of this artwork says it's constructed from an avocado tree reinforced with steel and fiberglass, covered in velvet with glass birds that are filled with Windex. Yes, you heard that right, Windex. It further states: "Named for a pop song by the British band Culture Club, Campbell explains that its genesis was the sight of a group of burned trees standing in bright snow."
I like it! It's very striking standing in the center of this gallery.