Meijer Gardens in Winter — part 2 of 3 — exhibit

The following pictures are of parts of an exhibit at Meijer Gardens called, “The Womb,” created by Rebecca Louise Law.  The exhibit is pretty sparse with clinical-like representations of how big the fetus is and how it grows over time.  There is another case that shows how the placenta grows over time, which was new to me.  It starts out at about the size of a kidney bean, and at birth it isn’t as big as I imagined it would be.  These dot a couple of rooms, with a few paintings thrown in.  The big room of the exhibit houses a GIANT womb totally constructed with dried flowers and one that you can walk inside.  It was too dark to take a pic of it without the flash.  Surrounding the womb are hundreds of what look like threads of fishing line, to which dried flowers are tied.  I think the flowers represent blood and life.  The womb has a very marvelous presence in the exhibit, but the rest of the exhibit is pretty blasé.

 

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This last one is taken from Rebecca’s website.  Click on the link to take you to more information on the exhibit.  The public can walk inside of the womb from two sides.  It’s a weird but a good weird feeling to be in the womb.

 

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Gina says:

    very interesting. thanks for sharing this amazing artist.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re welcome, Gina.

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  2. All men are happy to exit the womb, but then they spend the rest of their lives trying to get back in.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed them.

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  3. Sadje says:

    Very interesting info.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you found it interesting, Sadje, thank you.

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      1. Sadje says:

        A pleasure Li

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  4. badfinger20 says:

    That is totally interesting. I would have never thought of that. I like the strands coming down.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Me neither, Max. I think of a womb as being wet and smooth and alive. This was dried out and rough and, well, dead. Lots of pretty flowers on it and on those strands.

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      1. badfinger20 says:

        Yea the strands looked cool but the overall effect was lost

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  5. Quite amazing, especially the strands!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It had to take a long time to tie all of those together.

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