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Leaf Boats

1996, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

Fallen oak leaves from the site are painted in bright iridescent colors to catch light. The leaves float freely with other elements in the pond, adding a new rhythm; their configuration shifts according to wind and weather. Color, light, movement and transformation are the elements of this ephemeral piece.

"...Beth Galston was drawn to the museum's secluded little rock-bordered pond, where she has placed a flotilla of oak leaves, painted in iridescent colors . . . -- the colors of a Caribbean coral reef rather than a New England pond. -- Boston Globe    READ REVIEWS


Painted leaves, resin, corks, monofilament,
fishing weights
Dimensions of pond: 22' x 70'