Saturday, May 2, 2015

Saturday's Critters In Art . . .

My Saturday's Critters
is in an art form today.
This art exhibit
Avian Avatars
is in Muskegon, Michigan.
Please read from the link below
for more information about these exceptional art sculptures,
The Taste Maker, The Realist, The Great Spirit, The Scold, The Tourist .

"The Scold"
"The Tourist"
"The Taste Maker"

"The Great Spirit"
I thought there were only four sculptures when I took these pictures.
There is one more sculpture titled
"The Realist"
a photo of it can be found if you click on the link.
     Colossal Avian Avatars flock to Muskegon

The Muskegon Museum of Art announced that Avian Avatars, 
an art installation of five colossal sculptures, each symbolizing a mythical bird,
designed by The Myth Makers, artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, 
arrived in Muskegon on April 27, 2015.
The sculptures are crafted from
maple saplings, wire ties, and found objects,
and stand from 18 to 26 feet tall.
Each of the sculptures have been installed
in a different downtown Muskegon location for a full year,
from April 27, 2015 through May 1, 2016. 
Avian Avatars 
was formerly on display in the
Garment District of New York City
and the exhibit traveled directly to Muskegon during the week.
Information above was taken from
Muskegon Art Museum info plus
Downtown Muskegon Now
 Brandon Champion, MLive, Muskeogn Chronicle
Photos were taken by me on May, 1, 2015
I enjoyed learning about the sculptures and seeing them in person.
The massive size of each sculpture and the artistic expression
with the weaving of  twigs and branches
plus the found items such as
plastic shopping bags, yellow caution tape, golf clubs
makes for exceptional sculpture.

How fortunate for our community
to have the
 Avian Avatar
exhibited here for the year.

and what a fun twist to Saturday's Critters.
Thanks Eileen for hosting 


Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely huge bird Sculpture and information about it. In the second shotas a crown of blossom. Have a lovely wekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, they are cool bird sculptures. It is interesting to read what they are made of, twigs and plastic bags. I am glad you were able to see the exhibit before they moved on..Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

laurak/ForestWalkArt :) said...

OH so VERY cool!!!! i would love to see this in person!
have a good weekend!

Gail said...

That is one of the things that are good about cities. Wonderful art.

TexWisGirl said...

how very funky!

Gwen said...

those sculptures are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow,Lynne, those are amazing.. all the work that went into those!

Pat said...

Awesome birdlike sculptures.

Pondside said...

Those are really exceptional - and I'll bet they stir up lots of discussion!

Kim said...

Amazing. Some people really have vision!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I Give A Hoot for that owl!

bj said...

How cool are these !!
Love your Critter art..:)

A Joyful Cottage said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Pamela Gordon said...

These are very interesting to see and find out how they were made. Have a great week.

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

Very impressive! Thanks for sharing these. :)

My name is Riet said...

What a great sculpture Lynne, Have a nice week.

Liz said...

Those are just amazing! I am sure even more impressive if you are standing in front of them looking up! Never have heard of that before! Thanks for sharing!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Wow! These are really amazing. I'm kinda smitten with that owl especially!

Lowcarb team member said...

What amazing sculptures ...

All the best Jan

Buttons Thoughts said...

These are incredible Lynn. Hug B

Nancy's Notes said...

Wow! What incredible sculptures! Thank you for sharing, Lynn!


At Home in English Valley said...

It's so inspiring to see art in your own community. Amazing talent!

Sandra said...

amazing talent to create these big birds..i would love to see them in person. thanks for stopping by my post today

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

WOW! They are Colossal! The creativity of some folks just blows me away! These birds are magnificent. How cool that your area will get to enjoy them! Thanks for letting us enjoy them, too. blessings ~ tanna

Ida said...

Those are amazing and really cool.

Judith Hayner said...

The Avian Avatars are the work of Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, a talented, creative, and delightful pair of artists [and husband and wife] from the East Coast. The Muskegon Museum of Art is proud to bring their work to our town, and you can enjoy this added inspiration to downtown Muskegon for the next year!