|Pete and Althea|
|With Pete on the patio's sculpture garden|
|"Lament" by Emile Brzezinski (red oak - 2013)|
The Museum also has space for special exhibits. When we were there, the show was "Lure of the Forest" by Emilie Brzezinski. (Her husband Zbigniew was National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter. This is Washington, after all.) Ms. Brzezinski creates her wooden sculptures using a chainsaw, chisel and axe. She says of her work, "As I carve the trunk, I retain the essential outline and gesture of the tree, uncovering within its form a symbol of its history.” The exhibit included a video of an interview that journalist Mika Brzezinski conducted of her mother for "CBS Sunday Morning." To see the clip, which shows how Ms. Brzezinski goes about creating her art, click here.
Here's to a happy holiday season and a new year filled with great discoveries!