Nothing dislocates the apple cart of order, spills humdrum on its ear quite like a fine art museum.
The Denver Art Museum has dedicated much of its real estate this summer to mud.
Their Marvelous Mud: Clay Around the World show has something for literally everyone.
Pubic covers made of clay were fashion-forward in the ancient pre-Columbian Marajó culture in northern Brazil.
made of straw-stuffed erosion control tubes smoothed with Colorado adobe, is still in progress.
You can see Roxanne Swentzell complete the 10’ tall sculpture “Mud Woman Rolls On” in the coming weeks. (Call the museum for days and times.)
This sculpture stopped everyone in their tracks. The artist says of it: "The special thing about this sculpture is it is going to be made of unfired mud. She will have her babies who are all of us. We are of the earth."
Aside from her gracious proportions, Mud Woman's hair is fantastic, you simply have to see it in person. It's like Tina Turner meditating in public, with kids.