Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
"... complex machine environments are made of wood, use no computers or video or motors and are entirely human-powered. The use of wood and ancient
technologies to examine 21st century issues adds a disarming historical
perspective to Lubell's enterprise. The pieces are witty, friendly and
personal even as they tackle serious issues such as the nature of
consciousness or the origins of life. Resembling three-dimensional Medieval
diagrams, mapping questions about our place in the universe, Lubell's
installations reference the incompleteness of our knowledge along with the
enduring impulse to search and explore."
Here are a few pictures of our adventures.
Fernando and Carrie giggle when a heart thumping noise comes from this gramophone shaped piece. The noise came from a gadget that someone else was working in a different room. This exhibit was full of cranks and pulls that seemed to have no purpose until you followed the wood work around the corner, up to the ceiling and into another contraption.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Rhoi and I went to the Travel Town museum today. It's in Griffith Park and really close to work. It was another BEAUTIFUL day in SoCal, so we decided to pack it up and head outside to get some much needed vitamin D and see some ginormous machines!
Being there reminded me of my grandfather. When I was young, and he was still on this earth, his entire garage was a miniature train station. Not to mention, towns, landscape, mountains, schools, the works! It was always fascinating as a child to go in and see his trains run.