Monday, November 21, 2011

a life of magic : sunday

It's family day.
Love that.

 


To The Leonardo.


The Hylozoic Veil is a responsive sculpture.  The fronds and bases move and sway and squiggle as people come and go near it.  Its movement is much like a jellyfish--beautiful to watch!






A stool--it's magazines!




This sculpture is made of alginate.  It feels like plastic.
Alginate is made up of the cell membranes of algae.
While we were there, they had an experiment table, and the children could dump sodium alginate into water (slow or fast, as they chose) and play with the reactions.  There were bubbles that held the liquid, when they were squished, the bubbles would get smaller and smaller.
The sculpture has tubes, and will be filled by the artist over the next six months with algae, making it a living algae sculpture.
Very, very interesting.


These foods contain alginate.


Off to the art tables.




To the animation floor.






Zoetrope




And to the Gallivan.




 



I love our city.

5 comments:

  1. wow! that looks like an amazing place. thank you for sharing. :)

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  2. I was thinking as I read that you live someplace very very cool! Lucky you!

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  3. Stunning pics! And now I really wanna go too!

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  4. I want to go! There is so much neatness I can't stand it. :)

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  5. What a wonderful area to raise children. That looks like an amazing place!

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Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!