mr. waits, i hope you are right

yesterday i had the pleasure of meeting sally , big and baby J, and appah. they are the coolest family. thank you ! for finding a moment in your trip to hang out in oakland. i can't wait to see you all again!

so what's with the title? watch mr. waits for a sec....{you'll have to click out of some readers to see this video}



well.....

installations in a box

this is all it takes to make 2 installations. at least i hope it's all it takes because if i forgot something i'm screwed! me and this box and a couple suitcases [one mostly empty] are headed on a jet plane on sunday. i can't believe it. it doesn't seem real. this show has been in the works for eons - fell through once because of funding and then.... well.... here it is. and here i go. and i've been frantically trying to get ready. and i'm about as ready as i'll ever be i guess.

the show will be at the Koumi Museum ... in.... JAPAN! [koumi is near Nagao - think olympics]. we install for almost two weeks. i'm hopefuly doing both a tank and a doily installation.... and the show opens June 24th at 3pm [on the off chance someone wants to and CAN come].

link to the museum here . it was built by ando tado {!!! architect god !!!}. there's some info in english on the place here . there's info on the show [in japanese] here . i'm the only woman. hmmm.

anyway - after the show i will be travelling around the country. if i have decent internet access i will post here and post pics on my flickr from time to time. but i doubt i'll be reading many blogs :) - although never say never. i hope i can pop into your worlds from now and again while i'm gone and well.... wish me luck!! i'll be back in july!!

btw... it was my turn to post on ship today....

Comments

eshu said…
oh it's so soon! have so much fun, don't forget about the robot museum, take lots of pictures! i think that's it... xoxo
Karen said…
Oh Lisa, have a fabulous trip! Hope to "see" you somewhere on the web during this time...

p.s Fab post on ship BTW
Abigail said…
I am so excited for you....you deserve this - the show, and the break. It will be amazing..and I can't wait to hear all about it!

Have a blast and a half! Be safe, xox
sarah said…
oh lisa i'm so thrilled to read your news, have a wonderful time and hope the installation goes well xxx
anniebee said…
bon voyage my darling! I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time and I can't wait to see/hear all about it :)

xo, abee
blair said…
Oh! To be in Japan, wow! Just wow! So proud to know you my friend, so happy for you being able to see this installation come together finally. Hey, I was looking in the latest issue of Readymade and saw your name mentioned, did you know? It's a piece on Austin designer Alyson Fox's home, she mentioned you guys have been known to trade artwork. I said "wow, it's Lisa" out loud at a coffee shop : )

How cool you got to meet Sally and her lovely family. Such good people, can't wait to see her again.

Safe travels to you, can't wait to hear how it all goes. xo
hannah said…
yay lisa yay!! have a wonderful trip, eat tons and tons and pretty much dont stop taking pictures!
meg said…
wow! congratulations! have a wonderful, safe, successful trip. tom is always right, btw...
jen said…
have a safe and fun trip!
Briana said…
Hot damn. have a blast my dear... and take lots of pictures... and when you return home send me some installation shots (hint*hint).

I'm sure you have everything you need - including a chorus of well-wishers and fans and groupies here in bloggyland and if not, I bet they have killer crochet thread in japan.
wendy said…
you rock my friend!
have such fun...can't wait to hear {read} about your experiences...being in japan, the installations, and enough shopping to bring back lovely goodies.
{make sure to bring omiyage's}
Kathleen said…
Wow, amazing! Congrats on the show. Definitely take a ton of photos of the install and the opening—if only I could sneak away to Japan for a few days! Sounds fabulous. Have a great time!
Meredith said…
Wow! Congratulations! Japan should be amazing fun, and give you so many photo opportunities! And I'm sure that any art supplies for the installation that you may have forgotten, they'll have there, only with cuter packaging.
cruststation said…
Can I say I am super envious? How I wish I could come and see your work in Japan :) Have a fabulous time travelling around and of course (squeeze in some work...) You are world famous, wow! Have a safe journey, can't wait to see the pictures.
cally said…
Oh how wonderful! So much for you to see and experience. Incredible. You are such an amazing woman, you've had this to get ready for during this difficult time, but you've done it - you're brilliant.

Take the world by storm Lisa, in that creative way that you do. I am immensely looking forward to seeing your trip through your eyes and camera lens.

Have a wonderful time. xox
louise said…
Wow, have a wonderful trip. From the peek into your travel box it looks as if you are super organised. I'm sure everything will go to plan and that your installation will be fantastic! Have a ball in Japan, I'm so excited for you.
gracia said…
Such great, great news, Lisa! Off to Japan... and a marvellous exhibition to boot - CONGRATULATIONS to you! How thrilling. I'll be eagerly awaiting your flickr instalments and looking forward to July, to seeing your work installed, and all the sights you have documented with your camera, pencil, words and more. Have a wonderful time, and enjoy the shopping.
take care, g xo
cindy said…
hi lisa,
you are probably already on the plane, but i wish you a very happy trip. sounds heavenly. i have a crush on all of ando tado's work. you lucky girl, you get to see it in person. i can't wait to see your photos.
Maditi said…
everything sounds so, so great!!
good luck with the show, happy travelling & the best of time!!
gambatte :)
sally said…
It was SO much fun to meet you in person. Wish we could have chatted longer...next time! Baby J was talking about "Lisa" all day long!! =)

And wishing you safe travels to Japan. Wish I could see the exhibit in person!!
simple me said…
Ohhhhh! Japan...I'm sooo green with envy :)
Japan is probably my top dream destination. I day dream of spending a month in Japan learning some ceramics with a master and learn about their working methods that are related with life and the way we should live it.

Tadao Ando is one of my favourite architects. It just makes sense.

Have the most gorgeous time in Japan. You only took an empty suitcase? I think I would have taken 2 or 3 :D
Enjoy! and all the best for your installation work.

Thank you so much for your words. They made me stop and think. :)
bugheart said…
i do hope
you're big in japan.
funny,
when i saw
the title
of the post
that's the
first thing
i thought.
xo
julie said…
Im so late..sorry..hope youre having the most fab time and big big congratulations - you deserve it so much sweetie!!!!!!!!!!
looking forward to seeing what your seeing, lots of love xxxxxx
amisha said…
ohhh, your show opened yesterday dear lisa... i hope it was wonderful!! congratulations to you on all of these amazing things, and i hope that you are having a fantastic trip. it seems that we are ships passing in the traveling night right now; can't wait to catch up when you get back!
xoxo

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