This interactive installation includes a fantastical seascape with a ship called The Great Kindness built to travel through the stars. Visitors can take an imaginary boat ride, watch a film about a star traveler, listen to the strange sounds of the universe, and observe objects one might use when undertaking such magical travels. For many years Johnson has been interested in creating work about making the invisible visible. She uses everyday objects and activities in unusual ways creating otherworldly experiences for herself and her audiences.
“Faith has created a fictional space that tells a story through art objects,” said Alice Vogler, Arts Program Manager. “It invites visitors to fantasize and imagine what it might be like to take a journey through space. The exhibit has wonderful ties to our new My Sky exhibit right next door, truly showing how you can find inspiration in the sky above you.”
Faith Johnson received her art teaching licensure through Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She also has an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts through Tufts University, where she received the Rose Hill Performance Award and a performance art teaching fellowship. Johnson has shown in galleries and festivals throughout the United States and abroad. She has performed internationally at the Open Festival in China, Navinki Festival in Belarus, Tactile Bosch Gallery in Wales England, and is a member of the International Performance Association of Hildesheim, Germany. Johnson has worked as an artist in residence at The Homestead Artist Residency in Willow, Alaska, and the Newton School of Theology where she researched spiritual forms and gestures. Johnson has been facilitating art for over 10 years to humans of all ages and backgrounds. Currently she facilitates art making in schools, at community centers, and through her start up project Full-Circle-Arts, facilitating mindfulness and connection through creative processes.
Come and enjoy a journey of mythical proportions, the Star Travelers’ Dreams, at Boston Children’s Museum through Sunday, March 1, 2015.