18 September 2010
calder, hearts, and haircuts
first off thanks for the MODify/d love. very kind of you all. i hope this turns out to be a fruitful venture that we get to keep working on. fingers crossed.
so i finally made it to sfmoma to see the calder to warhol fisher collection before it closes [tomorrow]. it's been embarrassingly too long since i've gone to that museum. i have to say i was kind of dying with curiosity over the fisher collection [founder of the gap] - knew it was huge. knew it had to have some good pieces in it.... i'm always wondering how people go about amassing a collection like that anyway. how does it reflect their taste, art trends, etc. etc?
as i wandered around i started thinking - why did they collect so many chuck closes and warhols [who i think is a genius, but they didn't have the best pieces] and only one figurative thiebaud ? where in the world did they house the stellas and polkes that are just SO LARGE [i this moment of panic when i realized that i haven't made any BIG work in awhile. it's not that i think bigger is better, but bigger does have a different impact]?
i just about DIED in the agnes martin room.... and the gustons killed me too. [i have to wonder, though - did they show them all together as the museum did? or were they scattered around in different buildings/areas]. and then this itty bitty calder made my heart stop. i'm not usually a huge fan of calder. i think he's fine, but he never gets me all teary eyed or excited. until now. this little wall mounted piece just really got to me. i wanted to take it home in the worst way. i can't find a photo of it anywhere online [darn you sfmoma], so i came home and did a really dorky sketch of it. it doesn't look like the above at all, but the above reminds me of it... so that will have to do...
what else happened this week?
i finished a doily heart commission for a cardiac nurse ....
my mom celebrated her birthday [we went to the palace hotel for lunch. oooh fancy.] and stopped at the japanese sweet store across the street minamoto kitchen . if you want to pretend you are in japan for 15 minutes. go there. everything feels HYPER japanese.... i got this little treat to eat. [oh how i love mochi]
and.... i got my haircut [finally]. this is an out-take photo from the one i posted on flickr [the top of my head is cut off, so it doesn't really show the HAIR]. but i haven't said HI here in awhile so HI!
see you soon!