Art in Bloom, a tribute to art and flowers
Milwaukee Art Museum
March 29- April 1
Bringing into my senses the visual wonder of paintings, sculpture, architecture and the fragrant pleasure of floral design sent me spinning in pleasure last weekend at the Milwaukee Art Museum. I looked, sniffed, photographed, and mused about the museum. It is a place that fascinates me from an architectural aspect due to its wings, and windows that overlook Lake Michigan; the art is an ever inspiration to my own work as a mixed media and fiber artist.
Fragrances of rose, lily, carnation fill the museum.
This courtyard holds intrigue. It invites another look.
A loved Wisconsin artist, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1887-1986, brings me closer to look at her paintings and enjoy their expressions in flowers.
I Love Red and Pink 1959
I was touched by the story of how Irvin Penn chose to photograph the gypsy family using a barn near the gypsy’s home as a studio creating uncertainty for the photographer and the family. Why didn’t he add their names or any story about them? This is curious to me. Maybe there is a story somewhere; I may dig deeper on this. The flower sculpture fascinated me as well.
The composition of the circular floral sculpture photograph that I took with the people and paintings in the background is very pleasing to me.
Folkart Goat with Wheels and Floral depiction
Floral Sculpture of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lake George Autumn