Thursday, April 1, 2010

Trip to Wisconsin: On the Go from City to City

After a week of traveling to meet some relatives for the first time and eat plenty of food, I'm back from my trip. It was fun to get away, but now I'm back to my hectic schedule for the next few months. Once all of my major exhibitions are over this summer, I'll have more time to breathe - unless I find myself wrapped up in another major project. Here are a few pictures from the trip:

Photo by Megan Coyle

I wonder what Don Quixote would have thought of these modern-day giants.

Photo by Megan Coyle

This little guy was hiding in a bed of rocks when we hiked around the marsh in Waupun.

Photo by Megan Coyle

The end of the trail is not only a statue, but a delicious chocolate shop.

Photo by Megan Coyle

The Paine Art Center in Osh Kosh - just a "little" summer house made for the Paine family.

Photo by Megan Coyle

Flyers on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Photo by Megan Coyle

Sometimes the light played a few tricks on our eyes.

Photo by Megan Coyle

The days were cold, but at least the sun was out to dazzle us with reflections, shadows, and bright light.

Photo by Megan Coyle

Staring at glass buildings can sometimes be more exciting than looking at the sights directly in front of you. Reflections are like temporary paintings.

Photo by Megan Coyle

In Sheboygan, it seemed that the cold weather didn't scare away some folks trying to have some water fun.

Photo by Megan Coyle

Ended our visit with a couple days in Milwaukee, the other windy city.

Photo by Megan Coyle

Old buildings and new banners work together to make colorful angles.

Photo by Megan Coyle

A day couldn't get started without a nice cup of coffee or tea to warm us up and wake us up.

Photo by Megan Coyle

The butterfly room in the Milwaukee Public Museum was probably one of my favorite spots in the city. Butterflies flew all around us, landing on our clothes, or perching right before our eyes.

Photo by Megan Coyle

Before bidding farewell to Wisconsin and the Midwest, we paid the Milwaukee Museum of Art a visit. The building reminds me of a swan.

And that was just a little glimpse of some of the sights I saw. Now I'm off to get back to some art making.

6 comments:

rachel awes said...

hey there friend in midwest travels & now landings!
ooooh, i looooove those butterflies too! wings of loveliness to you...

chrissy said...

i am so happy to see that you had a wonderful time. i love your photos. it is fun to see things through other people.s eyes. that.s what i love about art and photography is definitely art.
can.t wait to see what you are working on next.
happy day
c

ELK said...

what a beautiful tour of your midwest trip...i like all the differing light and reflections ...do not work too hard!

Anonymous said...

Meg, I love your pictures from our trip. They bring back memories. On Wisconsin!! Love, Mom PS Thanks for making your old Mom happy!

Beth Niquette said...

Waht a lovely set of pictures! I especially loved the butterfly and your story about them.

cindy said...

your trip looks great. i love the butterfly, too!