'Thalassa' by Swoon is a Godly Gallery Display in New Orleans

By: Emily Evans - Published: Jun 17, 2011 • References: arrestedmotion and mymodernmet
Long gone are the days where museums were filled with tiresome artifacts and lackluster displays, especially as far as this 'Thalassa' by Swoon gallery exhibit is concerned. The exhibit was designed by a street artist named Swoon and is currently being displayed at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

At first glance, it is hard to decipher what exactly this marvel of a museum display is made of. Popular website My Modern Metropolis described 'Thalassa' by Swoon by saying "this installation is made from a combination of wood and paper. Its layered tentacles of scavenged materials stretching to the NOMA's mezzanine."

Some of Swoon's other work was previously featured at another exhibition titled 'Art in the Streets'. It is said that the 'Thalassa' by Swoon exhibit was developed as a reaction to the oil disaster at the Deepwater Horizon; this is one exhibit worth checking out!