Frozen in Motion: Pressing Pause on Nature
July 17–21, 2017

Week 2 Theme: Picture lightning streaking through rolling storm clouds, waves crashing against a rocky shore, and leaves spiraling upward in a gust of wind. What would happen if we paused these motions at their height of movement? Inspired by Kristin Baker’s wave-like painting, campers will explore how natural forces appear when we hit the brakes.

Week 2 Project: Imagine a landslide of boulders, a waterfall of churning rapids, flowing lava, and an avalanche of snow racing down the hill alongside DeWitt Godfrey’s dynamic and monumental sculpture of rolling cylinders on deCordova’s Main Lawn. Forces of nature will be arrested in mid-flow and mid-collision when campers envision what happens when flowing water meets falling rock and liquid magma meets a bluff of snow!

The BIG idea: Contemporary art in deCordova's 30-acre Sculpture Park and Museum galleries connects the hive’s weekly themes to real world ideas, unbounded creativity, and inspiring innovation. Each camper’s personal interests and unique abilities are welcomed and complement those of new friends while everyone learns from each other.

2017 Inspiration: This summer we riff off the exciting Museum exhibition, Expanding Abstraction: New England Women Painters,1950 to Now. Like the artists, campers reimagine what they see on the ground, in the forest, and in outer space to create their own collaborative installations in the Sculpture Park. The four weekly-themes are starting points to spark imaginative possibilities that campers make their own with each week’s project!

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Image 1: Kristin Baker, Diaphanous Leverage, 2016, acrylic on PVC, 44 x 60 inches, Gift of Mrs. Culver Orswell, by exchange
Image 3: DeWitt Godfrey, Lincoln, 2012, Cor-ten steel, bolts, 15 x 150 x 10 feet, Lent by the artist. Photo by Alison Abbot


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