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Trio: An Art Installation

What does your art look like?

Art Installation at a Mall

One day, Jen came across this art installation. She took a picture because it has drums in it. But then, as she does, she got to thinking... What could it mean?

The name of the installation is Trio, and Jen saw it at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Paramus, NJ.

Los Carpinteros

The artists are the team of Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez from Havana, Cuba. Their art often explores the intersections of form and functionality, and sometimes practicality made useless.

Can Instruments be Useless?

Can even a destroyed musical instrument ever be useless? A drum can still be a drum even if it's melted halfway down. People have been making drums out of almost everything since the beginning of time. And, in this piece, the bass still has its strings. Certainly playable. And even if it weren't...it could still be a drum! Can we use this as a metaphor for our creative lives? People will always try to melt us down. Maybe we just learn to make art that sounds (or looks or reads) a little different.