Earlier this week my little man and I went to a faculty holiday party at the DeCordova Museum. But the best fun was had in the museum’s Process Gallery with an installation by Nadya Volicer, called “Brain Storm.” Hundreds of leaves and birds made of hand made recycled paper swirled and whirled around the walls of the room. The floor was made of quilted squares of recycled fabrics. And tree stumps were created of rolled recycled magazines. In the center of it all was a large “tree” made of recycled wood pieces. Even cooler, there were books! Dr. Seuss’s “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” “The Giving Tree,” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.”
We took our shoes off before entering and the quilted floor felt neat and springy under our toes. There was one big tree stump and two smaller tree stumps, which Jackson enjoyed climbing atop of, ready to hear a story. He was also magnificently awed by the kaleidoscope of paper leaves, and the texture of the big tree in the center. We’ll visit again in the winter, as it would be a great room to relax in after a bit of sledding outside in the sculpture park!