Thursday, September 16, 2010

Killer cool

Headed over to the Seattle Pacific Central Library or some such thing. The library is so insane. They have this one floor where it's like a tunnel and red soo confusing man.
Here are the lime green escalators

We got into seperate groups based on the number we signed into. Our group (#8) consisted of Myles, Debra, Isabelle, and an adopted Morgan.
We chose Frank Okada's (1928-2003) Shiva II from 1972. Oil painting on canvas and seemed to be 9x12. It had a red border but yellow base at the bottom that. The main interior was a red and blue print (seemed leopardish).
It seemed like it was a hectic piece in the sense of the blue and red design, but having it bordered by the red caged in the primordial fierceness of the piece. To me, since it was in the special collection area next to the rest of the library that maybe it represented the collision of old and new. One person from our group pointed out that it resembled a book cover, marbled book cover. Another said that the use of primary colors showed depth, like books! :D
If this piece was in a bank I don't know if it'd have the same effect, aybe representing the human emotion of cash and between saving and spending it.
As a piece I do think it's pretty good and accomplished. I leave you with serendipity, cause I'm rather distracted by people in the lab and hungry. Ohmy.
1754 (but rare before 20c.), coined by Horace Walpole (1717-92) in a letter to Mann (dated Jan. 28); he said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale "The Three Princes of Serendip," whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of." The name is from Serendip, an old name for Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka), from Arabic Sarandib, from Skt. Simhaladvipa "Dwelling-Place-of-Lions Island." Serendipitous formed c.1950.

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