I went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston today and saw all the new exhibits but found myself in front of a permanent piece in the Contemporary gallery by Gunther Uecker hybrid of sculpture and painting. Those are long nails hammered into a canvas attached to a board.
Now, this just fascinates me for some reason. He titled it “Feld” or Field and it does look like tall grass if you step away and look at from different angles. He has either poured paint randomly over the piece or some other way of distributing the paint that makes it look like it is moving.
Who knows why we love certain pieces of art? Folks were whizzing by this one today and I was dead stopped in front of it.
It was like it was speaking to me and my head cocked slightly listening intently.
Have no idea how to translate what was spoken to me but I took a variety of photos from the side and from a distance and feel sure I'll come up with some translation.
It's been awhile since I've been out and about and experiences like this help me think new thoughts.
It reminds me that I can focus too much on immediate problems and lose sight of the wider world.
There was an exhibit of Chinese potato chips, too! They were in an electric green bag and they were speaking to me, too.
It took all I had to leave them be in the sculpture.