2000; Mags Harries; Hand-blown glass; 9.5"x16"; Courtesy of the Artist
On view June 18, 2011 to July 8, 2012
Located in the: Art & Nature Center
Ripple Effect, in PEM's interactive Art & Nature Center, highlights water as a medium for artistic expression and hands-on exploration. Visitors encounter water in its different states - solid, liquid and gas - as they investigate artworks inspired by rivers, geysers, snowflakes, fog and more. Water's allure to contemporary artists as a creative medium is compelling, especially in relation to the unique, life-giving properties of this substance we so often take for granted.
Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum and the museum's Art & Nature Committee.
2010; Jim Denevan; nine-square-mile snow drawing (detail) | pigmented inkjet photograph; 28.8" x 44"; Courtesy of the artist; photograph by Peter Hinson
2005; Peter Wasilewski; pigmented inkjet photograph; 31"x38"; Courtesy of the Artist
Water Sculpture #9
2010; Shinichi Maruyama; archival pigment print; 43"x52"; Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery
Baby songbirds develop so quickly that some can fly just 11 days after hatching! In 2002, Artist and naturalist Julie Zickefoose began to draw and paint wild nestlings day-by-day, bearing witness to their swift growth. Over the next 13 years, she documented these developments in 17 bird species. More than 400 of these life-sized studies wriggle and hop across the pages of her latest book, Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest. Peek into the nest with Zickefoose as she shares her ground-breaking work and intimate knowledge of these species through images, videos, and colorful anecdotes. A book-signing follows. Co-sponsored by MassAudubon and the Essex County Ornithological Club. This program is made possible by a generous gift from Tim and Joanie Ingraham in memory of Dorothy Addams Brown, beloved honorary PEM trustee and devoted ECOC member. A brief business meeting of the ECOC is held from 7:30-7:45 pm.