Yesterday we went downtown...it was Spotlight Sunday in the Dallas Arts District, and Ricky and I both have interests in that area. Although he works construction during the day, he is a fabulous photographer and an excellent sketch artist. We went to the Nasher Sculpture Museum and Sculpture Garden. There was an exhibit on architectural models that he particularly wanted to see, and I have been wanting for ages to see the Sculpture Garden, especially the piece with folks walking up into the sky (above picture).
This pic of me was taken in the Garden near the end of our visit. Ricky knows how to engage you in conversation while sneaking your pic by holding the camera so you don't even know he's taking a shot of you!
Afterwards, we went to the Dallas Art Museum, where they have an interactive exhibit for all ages. In the Materials and Meanings area, the piece which most impressed us was a piece, done in 1993, entitled "Lick and Lather" by Janine Antoni. The work consisted of two self-portrait busts, one done in chocolate and the other in soap. She licked the chocolate one and washed the soap-face bust and illustrated the changes wrought by a simple action upon one's face. I found the principle to be applicable in several areas, and Ricky and I were both fascinated by the whole concept.
Stay enquiring! Stay tuned! And I'll be back...