Art: Magical Fantasy
Magical Fantasy was a nestled wonderland of immersive spatial artworks by London-based artist Morag Myerscough.
Magical Fantasy (#NavyYardMagic), was a nestled wonderland of immersive spatial artworks by London-based artist Morag Myerscough. Magical Fantasy was located at the Navy Yard’s iconic and historic Marine Parade Grounds through October 2022.
This was the fourth collaborative public art partnership between Group X, a group of Philadelphia-based artists, curators, and organizers whose members are anonymous, and the Navy Yard.
ABOUT THE ARTIST AND THE ART EXHIBIT
This project’s collaborator, Morag Myerscough, is an artist and designer who creates installations and immersive spatial artworks that transform places and champions community and public interaction. Morag’s Magical Fantasy premiered at Firefly Music Festival in 2022 in Dover, Delaware for its ticketed audience. And the project was displayed at the Navy Yard through fall 2022, following one of Group X’s curatorial goals to bring more fun, exciting, and accessible public art projects to Philadelphia.
“Magical Fantasy is totally about escapism,” artist Morag Myerscough elaborates. “A place to be alone or to share with others. An embracing arch to draw you through into another world and a place where you can let your imagination take over. Three dwelling structures to spend time in to dream, dance, sing – what ever it makes you feel. They are deliberately small to have a feeling of intensity. The colors and patterns are intense to stimulate the brain. The work is there for people to enjoy and embrace.”