July 21, 2011

Giant necklace at MOSI, Tampa

I’ve been to MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) in Tampa this week. The place was buzzing with curious young minds and activities – everywhere I looked. My final destination this time was not the museum itself, nor was the current exhibit. I was headed to see the final Harry Potter movie in IMAX Dome Theatre.
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MOSI and the IMAX theater in Tampa, FL

MOSI and the IMAX theater in Tampa, FL

Photo “MOSI and the IMAX theater in Tampa, FL” – courtesy of bigdeasarge
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However, as I was walking around the MOSI halls and staircases, I came across a display that really caught my attention. In one of the windows – there’s the biggest piece of jewelry I’ve ever seen. 12 foot giant necklace, made of steel, machine parts, crane cable, stainless steel, copper wire, marble and old cedar fishing floats from Alaska – represents some of the important ethnic groups from Tampa’s cultural heritage:

  • African aspects (beads)
  • Hispanic concepts (silver, copper and metal pieces)
  • South American/Mayan concept (centerpiece)
  • Native American concept (dream catcher)

The sculpture offers quite a sight – and impressed me with its size and fine details. Despite the size – the giant necklace/dream catcher still looks delicate. I wish I had a better picture of it – because the one I took (see below) doesn’t do it much justice.

Giant necklace at MOSI, Tampa

Giant necklace at MOSI, Tampa

The stand represents a peace symbol. The overall concept was one of a dream catcher/necklace celebrating the existence and peace between differing cultures.

Source: Description of Jewelry Peace – photo below

Giant necklace description, MOSI, Tampa, FL

Giant necklace description, MOSI, Tampa, FL

 

 

Daria

Daria is a SunFlower by nature, on a mission to shine the light of beauty and happiness on this world in the same way that the Sun spreads its warmth.

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