Thalassa - Caledonia Curry


Library Street Collective and the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), presented the work of Caledonia Curry/Swoon in the museum’s prestigious Great Hall. The 20-foot tall installation titled Thalassa, after the Greek goddess of the sea, and was created in response to the artist’s interest in environmental concerns, climate change and ecosystems that surround cities. The massive sculpture, constructed of plywood on a steel frame and covered with paper cut outs and prints, was suspended from the entrance to the museum. Thalassa’s face looked upward and her bodice was adorned with imagery of sea creatures, as well as colorful swathes of fabric.