The art of being Californian, it seems, is to cultivate a loose-limbed insouciance while secretly working away like a frantic ant.

--Richard Fortey The Earth: An Intimate History

Monday, February 8, 2010

Art is Everywhere

Yesterday, my son and I watched a documentary on Andy Goldsworthy. It was truly beautiful to see my five-year-old son sit still and be amazed at how Goldsworthy creates pieces that are both taken from and given to nature. The tension the artist creates between impermanence and permanence, light and dark, stone and water is both powerful and poignant.

During our viewing of the documentary, the sun began to reflect off our neighbor's pool in such a way that the light from the water shone through our blinds and onto our ceiling. The result? A perfect rectangle of shimmering light broken by thin, dark stripes.

My son looked up and said, "Look Mom, art."


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