A place for random musings.
Odd Coincidence Reviewing my photos from a trip to Houston, I found the pictures below side by side on my camera. the first shot was taken 30,000 feet above a fog covered river in North Carolina. The very next shot I took was of Michael Heizer's Isolated Mass/Circumflex (#2) at the Menil Collection in Houston. Interesting how they echoed each other.
Colonial Modernism This rustic plant support is in the Colonial Williamsburg plant nursery. It kind of reminds me of an Andy Goldsworthy construction.
Prickly Christmas Northpark Center in Dallas had an interesting display of cacti in a couple spots. I'm not sure if the planters below were a permanent or seasonal display, but the white fuzz on the cacti gave it Christmasy feel. Elsewhere in the mall, small cacti were installed around the base of a sculpture.
Retro Forests I came across these models at the American Museum of Natural History. They have something to do with forests and how they change after they've been logged, but I liked them for their graphic design—they'd look great over my couch. They looked to have been installed in the late 50's or early 60's.
A Classic Design This elegant model of Vaux-le-Vicomte is in the André Le Nôtre exhibit in the basement of the château. It consists of colorful diagrams projected across a three dimensional model of the property. A narration, recorded in French, explains all the complexities of the design.