March 10, 2013
SUNDAY FROM MY DESK
Fashion Week has a rhythm all its own. For me, even after 44 years, the moments we wait at the beginning are not annoying, but moments of excitement. I am always looking forward to seeing something new, fresh and never seen. I know not every thing will be Utopia, but I always hope for the designer that it will be.
Believing it will happen again and again.
This week the question of time, and how fast it flies, has arisen many times during fashion week. Is this the right rhythm for ourselves?
for quality of life? creativity? to enjoy pleasure?
But right now, who has time to write the Elegy “de la lenteur” ? Here, a piece by Raymond Hains from 1966, to express those feelings we all have about time.
knowing yourself is the most difficult thing we do.
To finally grow where we can look and feel good about ourselves helps us to feel better about others.Here, “Mirror Doubles”, a work from 1966 by Julio Le Parc – he has created a group of eight mirrors in both wood and plastic. You can hold them to your face and see all your facets.
about fooling the eye, but this piece,
with its circle at the center, radiating infinite lines all the way to
the edge, is for me like always having options – lots of choices.
in the 1930’s, here shows concentric circles made from squares.
Named for two Greek letters that are also cosmic rays – “Beta” and “Gamma” –
inspiration from the constellations.
I have no idea what story Yaacov Agam is saying here in “Constellation”,
his 1955 relief in wood and painted metal, but the beauty of endless open
space can always be filled with ideas.