Last weekend The Hubbums and I decided we needed a day of super fun, so we hiked it on down to New Britain, CT to go to the New Britain Museum of American Art. It was nearly a two hour drive, but we are all about road trips, so that was noth'n! HA!
I actually was not even aware that this wonderful little place existed until I read about it on Theresa's blog a few weeks ago. I loved what she shared and checked out their website to get more info. Well...that's where I found out that they had an M.C. Escher exhibit. *sigh* That was it. We were totally going. So...off we went....
I have no idea who this piece is by or what it is about, but I love it. I want to know more. I couldn't find a plaque and that made me sad because this one really caught my eye!
Yes, why yes, that IS, indeed glass, and yes it DOES hang from the ceiling and yes, it IS amazing. Just say'n.
This shows just a small piece of an installation piece made entirely from cups of various kinds and colors. It was cool, but not quite as cool as, well, as it could have been, to be honest. I do love this shot, though. The color is just fun!
And then there were these cool colored pencil sculptures:
And the Escher exhibit was really incredible! So many amazing pieces all brought together. Photography was not allowed in there, though, so I didn't break those rules. But I wanted to. Just say'n.
BUT...I have to say ... the highlight of my day was a HUGE surprise that awaited us at the museum. Have you seen the work of Dalton Ghetti? You know...those tiny pencil tip sculptures that have been floating around blogs lately? WELL...it JUST SO HAPPENS that his work was THERE!
No. For REALS! I can't even BEGIN to explain how excited The Hubbums and I were when we walked into the room and saw his work live and in person right before our eyes. It is amazing!!! Seriously. When you look at his work in person there is just no way to express how intricate and detailed it really is. It is A.FREAKING.MAZ.ING. Completely and utterly.
And, not only was his work there, but THIS collection was there! The alphabet! HOLY Goodness it was so fluffy I almost died. (No...it's not really fluffy...I've just taken to saying everything is fluffy since seeing Dispicable Me. Oh...and I randomly shout "IT'S SO FLUFFY" at the top of my lungs on a regular basis now, too. Just say'n. But anyway...back to the museum....) Seriously. I was so excited! This is amazing stuff!
So, as it turns out, Dalton Ghetti is actually FROM Connecticut! How freaking cool is that?!
Basically, it was an awesome day and a fabulous little museum. Not huge, by any means, but totally worth the trip down there to go see this stuff. There were several other pieces that I was drawn to, but I'm guessing you have stuff you want to do this weekend and don't want to be on my blog for days at a time, so I will wrap it up there. BUT, alas, the Hubbums saw my sculpted head for the doll I'm working on and pointed out that it was likely unintentionally inspired by a Pulp Art piece that we saw. It is amazing to me how inspiration comes! I love it. LOVE. IT.
Have a fabulous holiday weekend (for those in the US. The rest of you are welcome to have a fabulous regular weekend. HA!) Don't forget to leave a comment and tell me what you think!!!