The opening day of Art Prize 8 is here. The day stated off with a thunderstorm so instead of heading to Grand Rapids first thing in the morning we waited until the rain let up and the thunder stopped (for Copper’s sake). We arrived in GR around 10:30 and one of out first stops was of course DeVos Center to see Carl’s piece hung on the wall. I was very fun to see a few people grouped around the photo as we were making our way up to it.
We spent the rest of the day walking all around the downtown area to see the art work. There is so much we missed, but again, there is so much we saw!
Loved seeing the trout bicycle!
The creator of this ball is actually living in it during Art Prize.
This wheel chair was made out of plastic toy soldiers.
This was a giant marble run!
Love Finds Us….photos of hearts found serindipidously in nature.
This sturgeon was created out of sand and took the artist about 1 full week of work on site to create. If some one sneezes….the sand is blown around. It was meant to illustrate the fragility of life.
A close up of sturgeon…incredibly detailed work.
The picture below was created with duct tape!
Upcycled bottle caps submitted by a middle school
One very interesting piece was a 12 hour video showing men sweep away time. The video actually showed the current time. The time in the video is 2:21 See the video HERE
and so much more.