MLK Weekend (January '14)
Sep 1, 2014Limited
Photo: As always, I maintain that the best use of modern art is as a backdrop for portraits.
Photo: ...and this curiosity caught my eye. Explained in the next photo.
Photo: Plaque.
Photo: Medieval gallery: stained glass.
Photo: This loony face caught my attention. Explained in the next photo.
Photo: Plaque.
Photo: I like Paul Klee (Swiss, 1879-1940) a lot - I've never seen this one.
"Portrait of a Lady's Smile," 1921, watercolor.
Photo: Cari found this in the Pro Shop: a Caribak.
Photo: Then, on the way home, we went to the big Bass Pro Shop we've seen alongside I-95. Never been there. 

Photo: ...and I like the view up the center of it. Can you see the six-pointed star?
Photo: I've always liked the forced perspective with Kenneth Snelson's "Needle Tower" (1968). It looks far taller than it is.
Photo: The bottom floor was covered in eye-catching slogans and sayings. Neat.
Photo: A Rich Man's Jokes Are Always Funny - I liked that one!
Photo: Interesting. The night before I heard a General Authority of my church say if you have to doubt something, doubt your doubts, not your faith.
I posed a couple for a photo with their camera: he was doubt, she was belief. I had him stand with his hands on his hips, she with her hands held together. It was cool!
Photo: I just know there's a Fibonacci sequence in this somehow.
Robert Smithson, "Gyrostasis" (1968)
Photo: I had the distinct feeling I was being watched.

Also at the Hirshhorn: A fourteen minute video of a guitar getting dragged around from a truck which I entitled, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (not the real name). 

Here's an excerpt:

Once again the words of my father-in-law come to mind: "If I can do it, it ain't art."
Photo: A weak winter sun was filtered through screens and made this interesting composition.
Photo: Yet again using modern art as a portrait background. 
This is not how I wanted this to turn out, but that's what happens whenever I turn my camera over to somebody. I'm never happy with the result.
Photo: Alberto Giocometti, "Standing Man" (1929-1930). 
He's seeing something really surprising.
Photo: Monday 1/20 - Cari had to work, so I was on my own. Where to go? How about the Hirshhorn Museum in D.C.? Well, why not?
Photo: Saaayyy... haven't I seen you in a Thomas Hardy film adaptation? Who chromed ya?
Photo: My guess is that 89% of the people viewing this one will think, "Death Star."
Photo: Henry Moore, "King and Queen" (1952-1953). 
Haven't I seen this one before somewhere else?
Photo: It was sunny and pleasant, in the high 50's. Hard to believe the temps are supposed to come crashing down overnight and give us 4-6 inches of snow tomorrow!