Thursday, November 5, 2015
Escape from Earth and other adventures
Last Saturday I went to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts to see what exhibits were on. I found some interesting exhibits that I enjoyed seeing. I think my favorite was one called "Orion Tide" represented above by this somewhat fuzzy photo I took.
I snapped a second photo with my cell phone but the darkness and the movement in the display made photography pretty tricky. The artist is Kelly Richardson, a young woman who "crafts video installations that offer imaginative glimpses into the future and prompt a careful consideration of the present." She states that Orion Tide is created from a photo of the Texas desert to which she has added the continuos eruption of rocket-like vehicles into the night sky. She leaves the message open to interpretation but, as I sat there watching it, I had a feeling that it was message of all of us humans escaping the planet for some unknown reason.
The artist had another piece there which was a huge picture of the surface of Mars complete with blowing dust and moving debris that was left there by our explorations. It was so big, it felt like you could walk right into it and find yourself standing on Mars. Here is a link to her site. There is a picture of the Mars piece on the banner of her site.