|"Wonder Woman" silver cuffs|
My dinner companions drew comparisons
to the bullet-proof ones worn by the female superhero
|Re-arranging the cuffs reminded me|
of the various forms emerging from
Frank Gehry's architecture as I strolled around it
My tired, lack of imagination fell back on the associated deconstructionist theme -- fragmented fabric haphazardly gathered in external stitching visible around the cowl and torso.
This is Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall which I photographed in downtown LA last springtime. Can you sense the billowing sails he envisioned when he sketched this out? Or the musicality in the structure? These titanium sails encapsulate one of the most sophisticated acoustical structures in the world. Apparently, you can hear every instrument in the orchestra with clarity from any seat. I would love to hear the LA Philharmonic here sometime!
|Walt Disney Concert Hall|
Architect: Frank Gehry
New positive and negative forms kept emerging
as I walked around its titanium skin
But now, I sail backwards towards the 19th Century, stopping to accompany favorite Dickensian characters in their peregrinations around London, Dover, Yarmouth ... Charles Dickens' 200th birthday has spurred me to pick up these beloved volumes -- some read, some yet unread, over the next several weeks. All my other readings have been put on hold while I curl up to these affectionately penned characters, dear as old friends. (I sense the adoption of velvet top coats and high, white collars in the following weeks.)
Is your style heavily influenced by your activities at the time? For those in England, are you commemorating Charles Dickens in any way?