Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Seattle is great!

Went on a trip to Seattle over the weekend and aside from having my socks charmed off by Pike Market Square, I was very impressed with the collection at the Seattle Art Museum.
A few pieces of note were:
Some/One, Do-Ho Suh

"Evocative of the way an individual soldier is part of a larger troop or military body, these dog tags swell to form a hollow, ghost-like suit of armor at the center of the room. Whether addressing the dynamic of personal space versus public space, or exploring the fine line between strength in numbers and homogeneity, Do-Ho Suh’s sculptures continually question the identity of the individual in today’s increasingly transnational, global society." http://to.pbs.org/iUbhuJ

Inopportune, Cai Guo-Qiang

"Ever since September 11th, the idea of terrorism is always on our minds. It’s ever so present. And while car explosions have been around for a long time, they have a heightened sense of reality in our minds. "Inopportune" obviously has a direct reference to these conditions that we live in now. But making an installation that is so beautiful and mesmerizing that also borrows the image of the car bomb already has inappropriateness in it." http://to.pbs.org/kzrdRS

And here's some random fun-pics! Such a lovely city! I'll have to go visit again one day soon.

Salted caramel icecream from Molly Moons! slurp

Outside SAM

Pike Market Square

Wall plastered with posters near Po Dog Hot Dogs :)

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