Hey, Kids, It Snowed.
Here's the view from my patio door--you can tell the wind was so fierce last night that it knocked over my chairs:
It was still really windy as I was cleaning off the car and walking around this afternoon. Brrrr! When I came in, I made (non-dairy) hot chocolate and searched for a piece of art I'd seen, strangely enough, in a shopping center ad in a magazine. I knew the artist was Claes Oldenburg right away--it is called Corridor Pin, Blue (shown as slide #02 here). Look how huge it is, in the middle of the (artificial) park!
Oldenburg has been one of my favorite artists since my days as a high school art student, partly because he has a pretty famous piece in Philly, and also partly because I like the philosophy and style of his work. Seemingly ordinary things are exaggerated to the point where the viewer sits up and takes notice. Those mundane things become something else, have another purpose in a way, and no longer can be taken for granted. Maybe in some way, I identify with that!
Anybody else get snow today? Do anything interesting because of it?