Friday, March 2, 2012

Beads Galore

Adding beads to your art really makes the designs and colors pop out.  I have added beads to quilts, collages, paintings and clothing.
But this beaded work of art takes the prize!!  This old Volkswagon Bug is covered with 2,277,000 glass beads.  Vochol: Huichol Art on Wheels is currently on display at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park.  It took 2 years to complete and is a  wonderful example of Mexican pop art.
On our Thursday journey, we also attended an exhibit of artifacts from the Titanic being held at the San Diego Natural History Museum.  It was fascinating to see items recovered from the ship and to learn about the passengers and crew members who were on the fateful cruise.