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I Dreamed I Could Fly

IDreamedICouldFly.pngSaturday before last I took the metro downtown to the civic center station then walked to Little Tokyo to check out Supi's art. This was at the height of my recent illness so it was a workout (and that's why I didn't write about it till now.)

The civic center metro station is the one with the Jonathan Borofsky installation: "I Dreamed I Could Fly". When the station opened in 1991 I did a walking tour of the art downtown that included a half hour of laying on my back on this station's linoleum floor. We had the "gallery" virtually to ourselves. Try doing that now...

From there I walked downhill to Little Tokyo. I was sick, but it was good to get out. Spent some time admiring Noguchi's "lightly sculpted" rocks in the plaza at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center. It struck me that it's one of those architectural spaces that further the distance between people--make us feel smaller and further apart. Or rather in bringing it out in a more pronounced fashion (since it's always there anyway). The japanese word for wander (meiso) also came to mind.NoguchiStones.png

Supi's art was interesting. Also interesting were two old japanese women sitting there guarding everything. I wish I could have made more of an effort to try and sit and talk with them. Distance again--age, culture, gender. I wonder what stories they could tell [if they cared to.]



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