I know I said I would never go back to MOMA after last year’s walking among people, but I did, and I still regret it. what can I say, I guess I will simply go to museums other than NYC, as I was a bit taken back at the crowd and the behavior of it. it was, "selfie city" and people simply jumping in front of the art, not even looking at it for longer than it took to get that selfie, and poof…on to the next selfie!
I thought of my old boss that closed down the circus of which a part of the reason was, “how do you hold a kids attention span today?” I met a children’s magician from Canada who added, “it is frustrating to do tricks that take you years to master and some kid is googling it on the cell phone to tell you how you are doing it.”
but this is today, saw a hopper that I had never seen before about a woman in a movie theatre and some new Giacometti sketches. it doesn’t take a whole lot to make me happy. I did take a photo of a snowman in his little cooler in the outdoor sculpture garden and I will simply stop now to write up noted from the morning meetings…
I think I took more from the concrete exhibition from the old Serbian, Bosnian and other architect exhibits more than anything. my problem with concrete is if you build in it – it isn’t easy to change or modify new designs. with our mobile lab/home/maker space…I am going the other direction with ultra-light, ultra-strong and what is expensive coatings. concrete is inexpensive, but not inexpensive to move.
that's the short missive from the day where it took all my patience not to play linebacker and instead of being polite and moving out of peoples way as they walked blindly with their faces stuck in their “smart” phones….in hindsight, I might have been justified running them over?