Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In-Flux-Out by Isabelle Pelissier & friends


I was walking in the woods when my usually quiet dog started barking: Men with chainsaws were chopping down trees! I shared Scout's dismay, but this was not our property so we continued on our way. A few days later we returned, and to my delight, instead of a clear cut, we found a sculpture garden.


Scout was transfixed, wagging her tail like she'd spotted a wild animal.


Then she turned to me grinning, inviting me to come closer.


I walked around the installation, watching how the iron caught the sunlight through the trees.


The tentacles seemed to move like an octopus underwater. I wondered who had created this gorgeous work of art and why it was installed in these woods.


Once again, Scout retrieved the answers from a pamphlet hanging from a tree:


Isabelle Pelissier's In-Flux-Out can be viewed from the paths 
off Pickard Fields at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.


Happy Rosh Hashanah! 
May this new year be better than the last.

11 comments:

Pam Smith said...

I loved that piece when it was at the Coleman Burke Gallery, and I have scouted around the paths to find it since I heard it was there. Will keep looking!! Very pleased that this has happened.

Sarah Laurence said...

Pam, it's off the narrow path (parallel to the Bowdoin loop) a bit south of Alida's house. I'd be happy to show you.

Amanda Summer said...

L'Shana Tova to you as well, Sarah - blessings for a more tolerant, peaceful and loving world in the New Year.

It must be thrilling to come upon such an unusual installation in the woods...

Sarah Laurence said...

Hi Amanda, so nice to see your smile again! Thank you! I do hope this New Year will be better. I've been feeling overwhelmed by all the natural and political disasters. All the bad news made me appreciate a good surprise all the more.

troutbirder said...

What a remarkable piece indeed. The shifting light in a wooded area adds an element of mystery. I have a retired teacher friend who also does metal pieces though of a more prosaic nature as in farm animals etc...:)

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Pleasure, peace, enjoyment and inspiration. Works for me. What a great find.

cynthia said...

That is so cool.

A Cuban In London said...

That's such an original place to put your artwork in. :-) Rosh Hashanah.

Greetings from London.

thecuecard said...

It does indeed like look tentacles catching the light through the trees -- how interesting. It does make me want to continue to stare at it --- as if In Flux. What a walk in the woods! thanks for sharing. it's thought-provoking.

Charlotte Agell said...

Oh how fun! I have liked Isabelle's art inside venues before, and look forward to liking it in the wild. P.S. Scout is a very artsy dog, of course.

Barrie said...

What an incredible surprise! I love how Scout also appreciated the art. :)