The most interesting artwork I saw today was a roomful of colorful finches. There were grasses and nesting areas set up for them. There were also several electric guitars and cymbals set up at the right height for them to perch on. When they did, they effectively played music on them. Random music for sure, but with a certain grace reflecting their finch-like ways. Hopping up and down the neck of the guitar, dropping bits of hay on the strings, etc. One little bird fell asleep on one of the guitars, resting its beak among its feathers. They were not shy, and we could watch them from very close by.
What was most lovely to me was the way people who entered became part of the artwork. People tended to slow down and wander around quietly, and sometimes to share glances in a bemused way.
Unfortunately photos were discouraged. But I am inserting several photos from our last few days in Madrid, as autumn turned to winter.
|Quaker Meeting in Madrid|
|Lucifer statue in Retiro Park|
|Snow in Madrid November 29|
|Ham for sale|