We continued along in the Met, moving from the sculpture garden filled with realistic figures frozen in time to modern American art. Some intriguing and famous pieces in this section. This one caught my eye. I think it was the lighting combined with an every day object used in a way that is abnormal. Yes things hang from hangers, but not other clothes hangers. The piece is called Obstruction by Man Ray. It is a wonderful piece of art and worth seeing when visiting the Met.
The new year always brings so much hope. A clean slate. After a year of grim headlines in 2015, I wanted to start 2016 with a message of peace and love, symbolized by the iconic LOVE sculpture in Philadelphia.
The concept that we can capture the sun’s energy is quite amazing. In Zadar, Croatia the Sun Salutation is a public art installation that uses solar cells to collect the sun’s energy, and then releases it overnight in the form of a light show that is shaped by the wave activity below. It is fascinating to see. Even more fascinating was the mood during a beautiful sunset. The lights seemed to brighten as the sun disappeared, the crowds grew louder cheering the moving art. The sun had just set but was greeting us.
I know, I know. A week has 7 days. I had so many pictures that fit this theme, I thought I would add on a bonus day.
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is an interesting place, a creative place, an odd place. Everywhere you look, there are bottles, figures, pieces of glass. It is a lot to take in, but after a few minutes you start noticing the details. And there are some interesting details. This couple was sitting happily on top of a lump of clay. I think it stuck out because I took this in November 2012, a few days after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. After the TV blaring doom and gloom for days, and seeing the destruction on the Jersey Shore, it was nice to see this blissful couple. Sitting where they always sit. Oblivious to everything. Or perhaps they just don’t care?
Dreams are a strange thing. Sometimes happy, sometimes scary, but almost always odd. Because “dreamlike” is something that by definition doesn’t look like reality, I find it hard to capture a dreamlike picture. These chairs – the unusual color, the floating nature – make a very dreamlike impression to me. The way the chairs are positioned also give a sense of motion. They were actually static and fixed on poles, but I like the affect.