Thursday, September 1, 2011

MCC students capture surreal landscape: dendroids on the lawn

Ask any lexophile, and you’ll find out that a dendroid is basically anything that is “tree-like”:

dendroid ~ adjective: Resembling, branching like, or shaped like a tree. (A.Word.A.Day by Anu Garg)

You won’t have to tell students in DeAnna Skedel’s drawing class that. They have seen and intimated the experience of dendroids first hand. MCC-Blue River drawing students spent an afternoon on the lawn of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Modern Art drawing works inspired by Roxy Paine’s massive, scintillescent dendroid “Ferment.”

Paine’s installation is permanently on display in the Nelson-Atkins’ sculpture garden. His recent works are often admired for their unique abilities to reflect the forces of nature at work.

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