This is the first thing I saw when we drove into deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Yes, this is an art installation, titled 4-Wheeler Rollover, by Okay Mountain. And no, the artists did not just have fun and turn the vehicle over. They actually cast “the freewheeling tire treads in tinted concrete, to give permanence to the normally ephemeral tracks”. I wish I had known that! I would have had a closer look on the treads and the vehicle. This is a new lesson for me. A lot of time, when I am at a museum or sculpture park, I don’t read description very much, much less visit website before my visit. Without knowing what the artists had done, I thought this “art” was simply silly and took one snap and moved onto the next. The shot includes a couple of houses in the background, and if I had known about this piece more, I would have taken time to frame the shot so that the houses would not be in the photo. While I don’t remember if it was possible to get closer to the installation, I am sure I could have shot a few more from different perspectives… Perhaps, next time I visit Boston, I could go back to the museum and re-shoot.
By the way, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a great spot if you are in Boston. Actually, it is not in Boston and it takes about 30 minutes to drive from downtown Boston. But the space is beautiful on a large campus and with well-restored home of Julian de Cordova. There is a reservoir behind the property, which gives the property even more spacious feel. The sculptures are whimsical, and come to think of it, the exhibits in the museum were fun, too, almost strange. There are lots to do in Boston. But if you have time to get away from the central Boston, I highly recommend deCordova.