I was heading to the Children's Museum this morning to be part of a focus group (fathers who go to the Museum with their kids; great conversation after with another dad there named Terrence who's a teacher in the Boston Public Schools.) Today was also day 1 of Fort Point Open Studios and while I didn't have the time to go see anything, this installation by Lisa Greenfield was right there in the water on the way to the museum. Despite any pretense I have to being creative, all I can say is what went through my mind when I saw it: "That's cool." Because the figures are in plastic bubbles floating on water, they move slightly as the bubbles bob in the water, giving the illusion (especially at a distance) that these are actual people in the bubbles.
Except, of course, for the horizontal one-- a body floating face down in the water is creepier when it's actualy floating face down and hovering four feet above the water.
I don't know anything else about Ms. Greenfield or her work, but if you can't get to Fort Point Channel and see this up close and personal, she's got a website. So check it out.