Ai Weiwei – Life Cycle

Ai Weiwei – Life Cycle

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.

Conserve Water Drink Whiskey

Conserve Water Drink Whiskey

Garden with Mother of Thousands, Pitaya cutting beginning to grow, raccoon, Steve, shopping cart planter, Purple Heart Wandering Jew cutting blooms. Long Beach WordPress Meetup. David demonstrates Virtual Reality. The Woody Show at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum with Iris, Ben and Steve. The Capitulation of Cahuenga, historical display at Universal City metro station. Grand Park with covered Columbus statue. The Broad Museum. Last meeting of LB WP meetup at Critique.

Very Serious

Very Serious

Long Beach Zine Fest with Leo, David and Johnnie B. Baker. Garden with new plantings and acquisitions, ladybug and ants on epiphyllum. Rare daytime visit by a raccoon family. WordCamp LA 2018, with wonderful slides by 12 year old programmer Jansen Henschel, whoo spoke on “How To Give a WordPress Presentation.” Luckman Gallery (RECELEBRATION: Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection). Sammy and Marie, with Marie’s cool paper/plastic cup construction.

Mexican Pride

Mexican Pride

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.

Uña de Gato

Uña de Gato

Garden with cactus flowers and grafts, squirrels, birds. LA County Arboretum with Larry. Gary Duke’s cactus garden. Langer’s with Christy..

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