|"Arabesque" by Eric Sealine All Photos ©Lynn Schweikart|
|"Byzantium Gates" by Murray Dewart|
|"Poised" by Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein|
"Poised", one of my favorite pieces, is a stunning 20-foot-high great blue heron, made of saplings and wire by artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein. The day I was there, a variety of bird song burbled from deep inside the piece. "How clever!" I thought. Then I saw that songster was in fact a real live bird--a mockingbird--that was perched on one of the saplings that make up the heron's head.
If you're looking for a great opportunity to learn more about Convergence 2013, sculptors Eric Sealine and Michelle Lougee will host "Poetic Gestures and Material Surprises", a guided tour of the installations on Saturday, October 5th at 11 a.m. They will also give a talk about how the challenges of adapting their materials and practices to the scale of the plaza.
The tour is free and open to the public. Just meet at the entrance to The Mary Baker Eddy Library, 200 Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay. Convergence 2013 will be on view through October 31.