first room was full of stacks of little 4x4 sheets of note papers that look like a cave floor with these towering stalagmites 12 feet or more tall.
The big gallery in the back was used by one of our favorite artists whom Keith got to study sapling bending with out in Colorado years ago. Patrick Dougherty also had an installation in Salem MA when we visited the Peabody Essex this past August. It's interactive and you can get inside these creations and look up close at all the woven saplings.
The next room was a viewing of videos to explain the artworks and introduce the artists to visitors next to the gift shop and book store.
Also one tree construction installed that was made from a mold of an 140 year old tree in the extreme north country dwarfed by weather conditions it was only about 6 feet tall.
Bigger tree is yet to come when we climb the long staircase towards the formal grand salon.
Maya Lyn mapped the Chesapeake bay using special marbles that glass blowers use to mix colors. Her childhood memories of these special rough marbles were her inspiration and the wonder of the patterns of water working it's way through the landscape on a map.
Then the room of history of the Renwick had a great ceiling install and a sculpture of the "greek slave girl" that opened the museum back in the 1800's by an American artist.
This is a octaginal shaped room with doors on three sides and one window. Next a room full of rubber tire and inner tube sculpted dividers of space that had the smell to go with the look.