Sunday, September 29, 2013

Inspiration


Inspired by a work of his namesake at the Tate Modern in London which seemed to speak directly to him, Miro tried some work in collage today.
 Notice how he has chosen to repeat the blue and gold/brown tones of the painting by Joan Miro
He believes his work to be a success. And the paper, which had wrapped a bag of Murchie's tea, was tasty.

Editor's note: I may have dogs too much on the brain, but I could form only one conclusion when I saw this particular installation at the same museum. Called "Trap" by Pino Pascali, it's made of braided steel wool and is meant to represent the ropes used to hunt and trap animals. I thought it represented a very different kind of statement made by animals. I do like humor in art.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Say "Hi" to your cousins in Dublin


What, were you expecting photos of a bunch of guys emerging from a pub?


We share 98.8% of our DNA with chimpanzees. The lady in the top photo was very interested in something in the water but dared not go any closer on the steep bank. Unlike us, chimpanzees are not swimmers. The ones in the last photo are youngsters.

The zoo also has lowland gorillas and orangutans. Watching the orangutan family--mother munching on weeds, father  playing with the two children--I stood next to a young woman in boots, patterned leggings, green hair and a nose ring who said softly, "They're just like us."