Ai Weiwei CAO/HUMANITY at the UTA Artist Space, ZODIAC at the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery. MoLAA. Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum. Garden with blooming Mammillaria and Medusa’s Head, black phoebe.
Ai Weiwei at the Marciano Art Foundation. SUNFLOWER SEEDS: Millions of handcrafted porcelain sunflower seed, each unique. SPOUTS: Tens of thousands of teapot spouts dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). “The spouts reflect an aesthetic and moral value system singular to the Song Dynasty.” LIFE CYCLE: Bamboo boat with figures and 16 quotes. “Ai’s latest response to the global refugee crisis. TEN WINDOWS. Bamboo and silk. Vignettes originally created for a Parisian department store, referencing Chinese mythology and more. SHANHAIJING: Bamboo and silk. Suspended figures based on mythic figures from the Chinese Classic of Mountains and Sea.
Garden with new acquisitions, flowers, grafts, sprouting cactus seeds, squirrels, Leo and a lizard. MOLAA: Judith Hernández – A Dream Is the Shadow of Something Real; INK – Stories on Skin. David’s birthday at Code & Coffee meetup. Visit to M. B. Landscaping & Nursery – after driving by a million times. Clifford and Alexander. Moon and Venus.
Around Town with Elissa and Xochi. Downtown with Sara: Edison Building, Central Library exhibits (Oaxacalifornia. Aftermath – War Is Only Half the Story, and WE WON’T GO – The LA Resistance, Vietnam and the Draft, including letter from LA High classmate Arthur Zack, “Statement of Refusal of Induction, 1968”). bLAckwelder living wall on La Cienega Blvd. Orange County Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale. Garden party with family and friends. Little Ethiopia with Sara and Geri. Three LACMA exhibits: In the Fields of Empty Days – The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art; Mimbres Ceramics; Shawn, Mooney, and the Apotheosis of American Labor. Garden scenes.
Garden with cactus flowers, a squirrel, etc. Elissa radio interview. About town. Vincent Price Art Museum