Patrick Dougherty - He used willow osiers and saplings to create enormous pods that could offer sanctuary to museum visitors.
Tara Donovan - She glued thousands of index cards together to create ten towers. This was my favorite installation. Was it because I am an academic and am always surrounded by index cards? I do have a passion for these cards!
Gabriel Dawe - He developed dazzling waves of colored light using threads that went from floor to ceiling. We all had the urge to run through the light as it gave the impression that it was indeed light and not something solid.
Christine with rainbow scarf
Marie taking a photo of the waves of light
The Greek Slave - This replica of the Greek Slave was created by 3D printing.
George admiring the 3D creation
Insects and Skulls - The beautiful pink color painted on the walls of this gallery was created by crushing tiny, gnat-size insects.
John Grade - The artist made a plaster cast of a 160-year-old hemlock that he had found in the Cascade Mountains and invited volunteers to recreate this tree by using recycled cedar strips.
George studying the recreated tree
Marie (with back to tree) and Barbara (back of head)
George had to go home but Marie, Barbara, and I went across the street and down a few feet to the DCGC (DC Grilled Cheese) for a delicious grilled cheese sandwich.