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Making It: Psychedelic Fish and Energy Efficient Lily Pads in the Walker’s Art Lab

The following conversation fragments, observations, and exclamations were plucked from a workshop led by Walker Art Lab Coordinator Ilene Krug Mojsilov. I was struck by the poetic turns that emerged from participants’ reactions to their and each other’s work. The workshop explored how artists manipulate scale—looking primarily at Frank Gehry’s Standing Glass Fish for inspiration—to encourage […]

The following conversation fragments, observations, and exclamations were plucked from a workshop led by Walker Art Lab Coordinator Ilene Krug Mojsilov. I was struck by the poetic turns that emerged from participants’ reactions to their and each other’s work.

The workshop explored how artists manipulate scale—looking primarily at Frank Gehry’s Standing Glass Fish for inspiration—to encourage a new way of looking at the everyday and one’s physical relationship to the space one inhabits. The images taken inside the Cowles Conservatory were taken by participants as study shots.

 

Lily pad nation gathering sun beams

Transferring energy efficiency

Wind whips up the waves

Shark!

 

Wet sea

Powerful, fresh, and breathless

Martha hides from the fish

The water was cold

 

The fish with scales

Psychedelic

It emanates from an orderly mind

Creation

 

Assessing the fish from all angles

Posing and hiding

Tall guy taller fish

Lilly pad construction

Beautiful scales

One person's vantage point

Talking it through

Engineering a base

 

 

This art lab was part of a program called Living Well, a holistic program for people living with memory loss coordinated by the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.