The exhibit is part of the Isles Arts Initiative, a summer long public art series on Georges and Spectacle islands, the Boston Sculptors Gallery, and the Atlantic Wharf Gallery that captures the intrinsic beauty of the 34 harbor islands. Knots Landing also incorporates drawings and paintings of birds commonly found on the Boston Harbor Islands created by visitors of Boston Children's Museum, where they found inspiration from a display of birds that are a part of the Museum's large natural history collection during the month of June in the Art Studio.
Lyn-Kee-Chow draws her inspiration for this piece from her nature walks in the Northeast. She hopes that her art will make people aware of the global habitat destruction happening on a daily basis. This species of migratory birds is one of many species that are at risk of dying out as a result of climate change. The gallery serves to give children and families the chance to have a moment of observing nature slowed down and contained in a realistic way by laying on the ground and looking up at the birds.
Jodie creates both physical work as well as timed based performance art. In conjunction with Knots Landing four local Boston artists – Mary Novotny-Jones, Sue Murad, Sandy Huckleberry and Andi Sutton, have been invited to create a time-based performance piece inspired by Jodie’s installation. These performances will be happening at different times during the duration of the exhibit.
“Bringing performance art to the Museum is a really great opportunity to show this other art form that a lot of families haven’t seen,” said Alice Vogler, the Museum’s Arts Program Manager and performance artist herself. “Jodie’s work is beautiful and the piece itself deals with birds that are becoming extinct. A lot of times art is just a visual expression, but another role it can play is to stimulate a conversation about something happening in the world and Jodie’s work does that really well.”
The installation is scheduled to run from August 8 to October 1, 2015. For additional information, please visit www.BostonChildrensMuseum.org.
For more information about Jodie’s work, please visit http://www.jodielynkeechow.com/
For more information about the Isles Arts Initiative, please visit http://iai2015.greenovateboston.org/