This "rainbow" is made entirely of threads and the lights are positioned so that the colors glow as they blend into one another. The total effect was pretty much mind-boggling.
The next series of photos are from a room full of "stick" installations created by Patrick Dougherty. It's impossible with these really huge installations to get a feel of their impact in a photo. When I came to this room I thought "oh, these are like the installation that the Huntington Museum of Art had several years ago." I wondered if the same man did that one since how many people are there making this kind of art, right? When I got home I Googled it and sure enough, it's the same artist, once again proving my point that the HMOA in Huntington Wild and Wonderful West Virginia is a gem. The final picture below is of that HMOA installation.
Inside one looking out at another...
and inside one looking through another to a third!
There's my size-o-meter son :)
And the HMOA installation
There were also more "normal" but still exceptional works of art such as this inlaid wood sideboard which depicts a fox being chased by three rabbits and is titled "A Bad Hare Day" (tee hee). All the shading in the animals is achieved with inlay which I find amazing. It's not the smallest inlay work I've seen but I'd never seen inlay work that was so kind of jagged. And of course the entire piece is inlay - top and sides.
and, a beautiful all glass sculpture
This was a large fiber art piece that was lovelier than the photo shows. Below is a close-up of one bit.
and talk about unbelievable - how about a glass spinning wheel??? Christ and I decided Heather should have one like this. Or maybe Rapunzel?
And that's it folks. If you're still here, thanks for visiting and I hope you got at least a modicum of the wonder and pleasure I got out of it.