May 05, 2008
I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
I recently stumbled upon upon a book about the artist Yoshitomo Nara and his +graf A to Z exhibit in Tokyo. While flipping through the pages in the book store, I could have cared less that I couldn't read a word of it... I was so captivated by the photos. Within an old cider brewery, Nara constructed (with the help of the design firm, graf media) a miniature town! And hundreds of his whimsical beings populate the town. Borne of his imagination, it attracts the very old to the very young.
I searched online for photos of the inside of the exhibit but found none. The book, which is only for sale at amazon japan is stuffed full of them. I've never seen an exhibit so inspiring or fantastic; I only wish I could see it in person!
May 04, 2008
This Babylonian pillar, which now rests in the Louvre, is unbelievably huge. It's just one of many pillars that once held up an ancient temple in ancient Babylon.
The Mystery of the Vanishing Turtle
About two weeks ago, I was walking in front of the Grand Palais, and I saw this gigantic turtle. I was happy to be carrying along my camera!
I know nothing about the work or it's artist; there was no plaque of any kind. The next time I walked by, it was gone.