March 15 2010
[audio=1] Like break dancing, it's really hard to wrap your head around the visual of this one without being in person. It's in the museum everyday, so don't waste any time and get down there.
-More from Beth and Mary Louise! First, Beth eloquently gives a little background on the piece: [audio=2] -Beth discusses how her visual vocabulary has evolved, specifically how she's taken ownership over the language of the still life tradition: [audio=3] I love the way she uses a classic idea to communicate a very contemporary message.
-In this busy tangle of glass and objects, there are so many amazing details. I asked Mary Louise to pick out some of her favorites: [audio=4] -I asked Beth the same question and she introduced me to around 300 snails: [audio=5] Interested? Learn more about Beth's work here, and again, get down to the Milwaukee Art Museum to see "Still Life with Metal Pitcher" as soon as you can!