Carved & Whittled

At the Mingei International Museum. Carved and Whittled Sculpture. American Folk Art Walking Sticks From the Hill Collection.

Inspiring and joyful.

"Carved and whittled walking sticks give us a rare insight into the way in which sculpture functions as an art of transformation. Something as ordinary as a tree branch is refashioned into an artwork that we can experience as meaningful, beautiful or even magical. The fold sculptures who created the works in this exhibition have given us an amazing, unvarnished look at the art of sculpture and at the complexity of and American experience."


the color inside

I spend a long weekend in Austin TX. My first time there. Experienced the outside of capital building, some crazy partying on the street, bats coming out from under a bridge, great food and drinks, the LBJ library and The Color Inside.

A Skyspace by James Turrell at the University of Texas at Austin. Absolutely wonderful.
A great trip! It would be nice if I could go back and experience The Color Inside again, and check out things I missed.


universal connection

This past Sunday Sept 27 2015 there was a lunar eclipse, a super full blood harvest moon.

As we walked thru the neighborhood we saw many outside, looking up into the sky. We went to a nearby park where there were even more people, all focused on the moon, with the exception of a group of men playing soccer. A very nice person shared his binoculars, as we remembered we'd forgot ours.

The entire event was 5+ hours, and in our neighborhood it was an event, and it was amazing to have a visual of us in the middle of the sun and the moon. 


world peace

World peace happened on 09.26.15 at 3:47pm PST. 

I was brief.

A couple of posts ago I posted about wishing for world peace. http://lori-internaldialogue.blogspot.com/2015/09/a-minute.html


free art: cart Encanto

Yesterday free art: cart Encanto happened. It lasted 13 minutes.

The experience with this art: cart reminded my how diverse our population is, and how isolated I am to it.

All the images can be seen at art: free art: cart Encanto


always surprised

Just finished documenting free art: cart Encanto. (These pieces will be given out at the Encanto trolley stop).

I am surprised that I do like these pieces.

It's a bit strange, but I am always surprised when I like my work.


a minute

Sonja Picard makes wrist wraps and at this time I am wearing my third one.

The wishes for the others I've worn always dealt with my parents, health, happiness, and comfort.

As my sister tied on the one I wear today I thought it would be nice to expand my wishes. The wishes were, world peace, world health, and world happiness.

This wrist wrap has lasted the longest. Every day I look at it and wonder when. Last night I dreamt that each remaining silk strand broken, one at a time, in slow motion, and for one brief minute everything in the world was right, and everyone in the world felt it.


Dear Nemesis

On Sunday I met a friend at MCASD to see the show Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013.

So nice to experience engaging, provocative work that has you thinking, and is visually beautiful.

I will go back and see the work again before it leaves.


Orange is the New Black

This morning, after finishing my third time watching, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, I thought maybe I'd give Orange is the New Black a try. I have had reservations about watching it, but everyone just raves about it.

It was well written and entertaining, and I can see getting sucked in. But I can not shake my feelings of conflict. How is it right to use imprisonment as entertainment?

There are so many reasons people are imprisoned, from doing acts against the law, to acts agains people and animals, acts against government, to speaking out again injustice, and on and on. My experience on Alcatraz with @Large kept coming back. I can understand a documentary about imprisonment as an experience, but a comedy-drama. this subject being used for the sake of entertainment was making me uncomfortable.

I can understand how someone going through the experience that Piper Kerman had, wanting it to be positive, maybe make sense of it, do something with it. How writing a book about this experience could be important to her and her understanding of this experience, but should imprisonment, of any kind be made light of. To me this seems wrong on multiple levels. To me it feels unethical.

I see why TV can be addictive, I could easily turn off my internal dialogue and keep watching, but 2 episodes will be it.