On a day when It's so very hot outside, thought I would share the coolness of this painting installation. Work by Helen Ferguson Crawford in Atlanta @The Forum Gallery at The Defoor Art Centre through August 2012.
In three generations of diverse work, this is the first Davis Steel & Iron project to become a puzzle. Here Niki de Saint Phalle's "Firebird" is featured in front of the Mario Botta designed Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte NC. Steel fabrication is analogous to, but not really a puzzle. Each piece is numbered and marked to remove the guessing from the fit.
Having lunch invitations from two people today, I suggested we three meet together. This connected a corporate headhunter with a good friend who is a prime CEO candidate.
Before the Davis Steel plant tour, we started in my Visionspace where I shared Enchantment, my newest favorite book. Author +Guy Kawasaki is so immediately high touch, the signed cover he sent was already in place.
What can you easily combine in life that furthers the possibilities and goals of other people?
Abstractus (Velez + Steevens of Bogata, Columbia) 63x471/2" 4 panels At first what is seen as abstraction is upon closer inspection revealed to be a photocollage of detritus: discarded plastic jugs and containers make up the central neutral positive area. What at first seems eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing is a poignant challenge to make something of what we are leaving behind for the next generation. Upcycle.
Thinking of fun genius idea guy Jack Pentes who is the originator of every "Playport" you ever saw in a Burger King or external attraction from here to Kalamazoo to Japan, with all steel fabrication done by Davis Steel & Iron. This is his wind sculpture, which Is still on Trade St. in CLT for which we won a "Most Unusual Fabrication" award. Cheers for Jack!
More than any other contemporary work I have seen, this sculpture "Tar Baby vs. St. Sebastian" by Michael Richards is an eerie foretelling of the events of 9/11. The sculptor himself cast his body for the form ostensibly representing the Tuskegee Airmen. The work is dated 1999, and Richards would lose his life in his studio in one of the towers struck on that day two years later.
I was really disturbed when I heard about him losing his life in his studio. He decided to sleep overnight in his studio, a decision that cost him his life. What an eerie ominous forecast. I still get sick to my stomach every time I see the piece or someone mentions it. The choices one makes...
There is no such thing as an insignificant step in the process. This is a box that was delivered and dropped outside just before a deluge of a rainstorm. Contents: one next season Chanel coat. (Women gasping. Men shrugging. Someone call 911 to revive the fashionistas.) The person who saved the coat, the transaction, and a world of animosity: whoever tied the knot in the plastic garment bag prior to shipping that kept out the water that would have turned this into a useless sopping heap of fiber. Respect for the smallest of details.
Visioneering freerange omnivorous cultural experience with blue collar practicality
Eased my altitude sickness in Peru utilizing Bob Dylan on an iPod. Have a list of favorite museums, but am a part of the bones of the Botta-designed Bechtler. Have open eyes, heart, and mind; will travel.
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