I started to sort my extensive library and I was so happy to find my old poetry books. A poem is like a small gift to us from the poet. I forgot how much I enjoyed poetry until I have rediscovered those marvelous books. It is a quick read, but a great poem stays with you, it is transformational. Enjoy these three little gems that I have lovingly rediscovered.
Neri Oxman – Mothering Nature
Cambodia – Kingdom of Wonder
Edward Hopper at Fondation Beyeler
Luis Barragán – Pritzker Winning Architect
Touch has a Memory
Pierre Soulages’ Outrenoir: Alchemy Of Black Light
Captivating Movement of Mary Remy
Colombia – Beautiful Colors of Cartagena
Cornelia Parker – I got lucky in Sydney
Desert Rose by Jean Nouvel
The Biosphere – Buckminster Fuller
Why Zest and Curiosity?
Magic of Fabien Prioville Dance Company
Cambodia is truly the Kingdom of Wonder. I have a feeling that some places are destined for you, and Cambodia is one of those places for me. It stole my heart. From the wondrous temples and floating trees to its world-renowned Kampot pepper, there is something for everyone in this beautiful tropical country.
One of the most important artists working today, Cornelia Parker is known for her transformation of everyday objects into unexpected, haunting scenarios – things are exploded, shot, turned back to front and rearranged in often surprising ways. Her subjects hang at the very moment of their transformation, suspended in time and completely still.
132 unique tulip-shaped “pots” support the marvelous flower-like Little Island that floats above the water of the Hudson River. This concrete structure is more than just another NYC park, it’s an interesting discussion of using construction to build nature over nature. It’s an impeccable example and visual conversation of rapidly changing contemporary society.
On the surface, Fairmount looks a lot like many other small towns in America. Fairmount is anytown, everytown. But it is also singular. There are many older Fairmount residents who recall James Dean, as a family member, as a friend, as a classmate, a neighbor. Everywhere you look, signs point to James Dean.
Atlanta Botanical Garden – there I was! After more than a year of staying at home, I finally ventured to see some marvelous art. Without a doubt, the Botanical Garden is one of the best combinations of art seamlessly blended into an immersive nature experience. While a jazz band played captivating melodies,…
Deanna Sirlin has a unique concept that uses space, color, and light to create an artistic immersive experience. I saw Sirlin’s exhibition a few years ago in Atlanta and enjoyed stepping into the space where her art seamlessly coexists with architecture while drawing you in to explore. Depending on the…
Koenig Galerie in Berlin had recently showed marvelous exhibition of Chiharu Shiota’s installation. Her inspiration often emerges from a personal experience or emotion which she expands into universal human concerns. She has redefined the concept of memory and explores sensation of a ‘presence in the absence’ with her intricate thread installations with various objects woven into its mesmerizing web.
The Temppeliaukio Church, also known as the Rock Church, is one of Helsinki’s architectural gems. What makes it such a fascinating place is that it is built directly into solid rock and also has a first class acoustic as a concert venue. It was one of my favorite places to explore when I lived in Finland.
Julie Mehretu is an American contemporary visual artist, known for her multi-layered paintings of abstracted landscapes on a large scale. Her paintings, drawings, and prints depict the cumulative effects of urban sociopolitical changes. She is included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020.
Designed by Pritzker-prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is a massive art and civilizations museum in the United Arab Emirates. The museum includes a permanent and a temporary gallery enriched by loans from notable French museums including Musee du Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, and Centre Pompidou.
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Casa Brutale is a daring and thrilling architecture concept that took the internet by the storm a few years ago. Its debut instantly went viral after publication and was shared by numerous media and design platforms worldwide. Casa Brutale started also one wonderful friendship with the immensely talented architect Laertis-Antonios…