Master Work Museum, Bermudian Art exhibition
There are some artistic pieces that profoundly interested me including K.A.S.E 2012, a painting made of oil on linen, 83 x 56.5., done by Jacqueline Collery. This painting illustrated the difficult childhood life of an isolated, young, black, Bermudian male. Another painting, mixed media on canvas, referred to as the Trickle Down Economy, 2012, also caught my eye. This interesting art piece was a representation of plants on the ocean rocks dependent on rain and sun for their survival.
This was symbolic as most Bermudians are dependent on outside sources-international business and tourism-for their survival.
The most interesting art piece, apart from the ones mentioned above, was the mosaic sculpture, Frozen Time, done by Jackie Stevenson. This sculpture illustrates one of Bermuda's exotic fish species, the parrot fish, which is the most colorful reef fish. The medium of mosaic used in this sculpture has in some way, brought to shore, the magic, the colorfulness and the inspiring nature of the fish.
[...] The reason for suspending the art piece may have been to allow a three dimension view of the sculpture. Furthermore, it can also be disputed that, the artist's decision to suspend the sculpture using a steel rod and a wooden base rather than putting in a reef like environment was to depict the notion that the parrot fish has come to shore. The inventiveness of the artists and their exertion illuminated the exhibition through texture, color and tactile qualities in both abstract and figurative nature. [...]
[...] Those who planned the exhibition aimed at making the audience be inspired by what Bermuda community had to propose in provisions of art, and most importantly, enable people see Bermuda through fresh eyes-the eyes of the artists and their art work. It is true, in my opinion that, through various artists and art work, they managed to reveal the value in the Bermudian community. This is because; they were able to make the audience see outside dependent nature of Bermudians, their life struggles and encounters, rich history, and rich natural resource endowment. References Martin, F. D., & Jacobus, L. A. (2011). The humanities through the arts (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. [...]
[...] This substance is tightly packed on the external surface to create a parrot-like beak just as that of a real parrot fish. It is clear that, Jackie Stevenson first curved the parrot fish using stone or concrete and later, mounts the multi-colored glass-like pieces and pebbles to illustrate the color pattern exhibited by real parrot fish. This sculpture is close to 40 cm in length just as the size of the majority of parrot fish in real life. It is amazing how Jackie Stevenson has managed to illustrate the color pattern of this magnificent, high catching fish-parrot fish. [...]
[...] Raising the ocean parrot fish using a stand of an iron rod and wooden base from a tree log is symbolic and as such raises the questions such as what the sculptor had in mind or what she was trying to illustrated or achieve. It is worth noting that, in the sculptor, the white pebbles are dominant as opposed to the clear, green and light-blue pebbles used in designing the fish tail. The artist uses mirror-like, square piece to decorate the wing of the parrot fish. [...]
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