The 24th annual Art All State went down last weekend, a gathering/smattering of high school juniors in a communal exploration of installation art. Trippy. The event was well-organized, a symphony of left and right-brained balance. We were well fed, slept in some pretty spartan college dorms, and filled entire studios of the Worcester Art Museum with visceral and challenging artwork. Each team worked with three materials, one of which is a surprise.
We had soda cans, sheets/blankets, and our surprise material were these plastic baby pouches...for lack of a better description. We quickly disected the baby pouches, yielding clear plastic, and strong nylon cords. This array of materials enabled us to take on an engaging concept; that is the Childhood Tent. A fortress of youthful innocence, fabricated entriely out of your mothers fabric. Despite the safety of the fortress - a tentacled monster lurks beyond the plastic windows! Ahhhhh!