Tag Archives: Visual Arts

Garden of Peace, a Place for Grief and Hope

Planned by landscape architect Catherine Melina and sculptor Judy Kensley McKie, this memorial to victims of homicide provides a pathway and suggests a journey.

Beverly Pepper, A Presence of Her Own

Lately I’ve been motivated by my goal to post about every woman artist with work on the Boston Public Art Walk before Women’s History Month next year. Sudden Presence is Beverly Pepper’s Cor-ten steel sculpture on that walk. Suddenly I saw how much I had been missing.

A Welcome Wall: Mural by Mehdi Ghadyanloo on Greenway Now

After creating more than one hundred distinctive murals in Tehran, Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo brought his wonderfully developed way with walls to Boston. Watching and listening to people in this city guided him to design Spaces of Hope for the Greenway Wall, which is the side of the air intake building facing Dewey Square Park. […]

Calder Stabile Stands Tall in Cambridge

Since 1965, Alexander Calder’s forty-foot-tall dark, handsome stabile* called La Grande Voile (The Big Sail) has stood on MIT’s campus within view of the Charles River, livened by small white sleek sails in certain seasons. Why now after nearly fifty years in Cambridge does this mighty metal sculpture call for new attention from someone like […]

John Osorio-Buck, Artist with Crickets at Home Depot House

At deCordova on a sunny chilly Friday afternoon at the end of February, I got to see how John Osorio-Buck has transformed Home Depot House. For this artist it has become a space to study,raise, harvest, prepare, and serve crickets, but only until Sunday afternoon,  March 9.  I’m posting now to alert  people  to this […]

Playground Enriched by Collaborative Art

Here are my recent photos and notes about the Boston Common Tadpole Playground, which I had often passed by on my walk to work for years. Finally a deliberate visit there during December holidays got me to focus on the art that has been integral to that playground  for more than a decade.  In 2002 […]

Red, Yellow and Blue Installation by Orly Genger at deCordova

How did artist Orly Genger manage to  install more than a million feet of hand-crocheted lobster fishing rope throughout the grounds of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts?  What inspired the creation of this grand-scale work of art?   The deCordova website offers answers to these questions, along with dramatic photos of each of the […]