1.25.2014

good bad person

On a plane again. 
Thinking,  'if only there were no carry- on allowed, we would take off so much quicker'.


I find my seat. Then before settling in to my window seat, the person who will sit in the middle asked the person in the isle to switch with the women sitting in the middle, across the isle. He says no. I do the switch.


People tell me that it is very nice of me. I start thinking I am a good person. Then I think, if I am thinking I am a good person,  I am probably not.

1.12.2014

do not blow the art

Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect, but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion.

Alexander Calder

When we first went in to the Calder exhibit at LACMA, I could not resist blowing on some of the pieces to see if they would move. They did and it was wonderful.


Second time in, we are told, "no blowing on the art, and no photographs".


What a shame, Frank Gehrey not including air movement in this exhibition installation.


Great show, and lucky me, being able to see some in motion.