Sunday, August 26, 2007
Architecture as Art
This is a photo from the inside of the Quadracci Pavilion at the Milwaukee Art Museum - it was designed by Santiago Calatrava and has wings that open (wind permitting) when the museum opens. That's what is visible through the glass. It's a great space and when I'm in it, I understand how architects impact our lives by designing a building that is pure art and joy.
The second photo is of an Alexander Calder mobile that is suspended in the pavilion at the art center.
The other photos show the building ready to take flight and the wings.
One knotting project using silk strands didn't work out as well as I had planned, so I'll have to try to take it apart and redo it later.
I began working on a spiral using peridot for my mother's birthday and didn't have time to finish it on time for her birthday. I'll have to work on it this week - shouldn't take too long to get it all done. Of course it required yet another trip to the bead store. I'm banning myself for the time being, at least, although my aunt asked for another glasses necklace for which I may not have the right beads - isn't that the way it always goes?
The Rings and Things Trunk Show is coming to town on the 12th of September. I may have to go take a look. We'll see.