Monday, September 30, 2013

Being organized

How I envy this neat and tidy workshop. This is from a visit to the Museum of Flight - Restoration Center.
This Center is affiliated with the Seattle area Museum of Flight. In the Everett Center volunteers restore old airplanes. It was fascinating watching them work on these old and beloved airplanes.  We were especially drawn to an example of the first jet used for commercial travel that was being restored.  Loving hands were evident.

Monday, September 23, 2013

A new way to look at ceramics

During a visit to the Seattle Art Museum, I found this Porcelain Room.  Instead of having the porcelain on shelves in vitrines, the plates were arrayed more like assemblage, on walls.  Plates seem to be arrayed with most attention to color and form, rather than to chronological or geographical origin. The room was darkened and the porcelain ware was lit dramatically.  It was stunning to see a new way to display these old objects.
The museum is an exciting place with new ideas of looking at things popping up in many corners.  It is definitely worth a visit.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Surprise in New York

On the way to a gallery run in NYC, I happened to turn over my Metro Card and found this poem fragment.  A wonderful surprise.  Then I turned the card over again and really started to appreciate the slightly antiquated look of the red, yellow and blue card as we whooshed our way through the subway tunnel.

I have become an orchid/ washed in on the salt white beach/ Memory/ what can I make of it now/ that might please you-/ this life, already wasted / and still strewn with miracles?       from Voyager by Mary Ruefle