Brenda Baker a Madison based visual artist installed a new piece at the Monona Terrace.
This piece in its place very much had a multitude of meanings that came to mind as I began to photograph it and which continued as I edited the images. A sign of good concept, execution, material and presentation.
While happening to run into Brenda before shooting the piece, I did not get a chance to hear her inspiration or vision while she was heading into a conference. For me it brought thoughts of warning, growth and possibilities.
With the troubled times of our government lacking the ability to serve the people, the view with the capital in back gave me the impression of giant beast laying an egg, that was at one time alive. Very much a possible symbolic symbol if for some reason the Republicans succeed in holding our government hostage.
The piece opened a piece of growth and possibilities when I made the image purposely blurry. Changing the feel and creative process all over. It immediately turned into something abstract opening a new path of creativity. A web or matrix of natural material dropped in between the state capital and a building designed by on of the most well known architects, Frank Lloyd Wright.
The point is not what you see, its what you can imagine. Something I love about art. It's different for every person and I think it's direly important to share, make and teach more art in our ever growing computer age world. For this experience can open channels in your own creativity and even help you in things you may be stuck on or struggling with.