The Reynolds Homestead is pleased to announce a new exhibition entitled “What the River Gave Me” by Rebecca Adcock.
Inspired by the pieces of glass, wood and other debris that washed ashore after the flood on September 29 last fall, Adcock, who lives on the Mayo River, decided to turn what most would consider trash into art.
“I’ve never really considered myself an artist,” Adcock said, “but these objects which were made by man but worn down by the weather and the river just spoke to me.”
The work includes wall hangings, earrings, sculptures and other jewelry.
Making things from found objects has been part of Adcock’s nature since childhood. “I grew up around the theater, so we were always making costumes and sets from different items,” she said. “I guess that is ingrained in me on how to create from ordinary items.”
Adcock’s pieces will be on exhibition throughout February at the Reynolds Homestead.
“We featured many of Rebecca’s Christmas trees as decorations during the holidays,” said Lisa Martin, senior program manager. “She constructed them from her destroyed fencing after the flood, and they were so popular we could barely keep them on the walls.”