Monday, August 29, 2011

Florida Museum for Women Artists

©Jan Tomlinson Master, St. Augustine, FL, "Caught in the Corner" 

Having been accepted into the Second Annual Juried Show, I had to drop off my work to the FMWA last weekend, and my daughter came along for the ride. After exploring the gift shop, we took a look around at their current exhibit: Witness to Creativity II, installation art.

My daughter was quite taken with the fact that she could walk around, and sometimes even in between, the art. She's used to 2D work in museums and she really had a good time looking at these very cool pieces. Emilie is interested in making her own videos, and she said that Caught in the Corner gave her some ideas for a future video.

Inspiration is a wonderful thing.

©Nathalie Chikhi, Sanford, FL "intrinsic" 2011

Intrinsic was my favorite piece. I just loved the way the spiny balls cast spiny shadows on the floor. I wondered what they would be like suspended... I could not walk between them like Emilie could in Caught in the Corner but they still drew me in. I love the hot pink centers, they stirred imagery of sea urchin for me. 

We had a great time at the museum, it was nice to share an artistic experience with my daughter.

The Second Annual Juried Exhibit opens September 10th, Membership preview and reception is Friday September 9, 5:00-7:00pm. I hope you will come down and say hello and share a slice of blueberry pie with me!

©St.Hilaire Nelson, "Blueberry Bliss" 24x24 / collage on panel


  1. Yum! I love blueberry bliss. you did a wonderful job on the berries.
    I've had fun taking my granddaughter to the museum and yes, there's something really wonderful about installations where one actually interacts with the art.

  2. So enjoyed the installment art!
    And I thinkni am going tomdo some food photos for further still life's myself!


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