Ended up working in Seattle for a few hours today, it was not planned, but this program is what it is. A little chaotic, very challenging with a lot of stuff going on, but professionally a very satisfying when it all comes together and I perhaps make a small difference like today.
After spending a few hours at Boe Field I was heading through Seattle and decided to visit the Seattle Art Museum, it’s a while since I’ve been there and the current special exhibit is a selection of about 40 of Nick Cage’s “Sound suits”
It’s performance art in a rather stunning setting. The scale is easy to comprehend, the creativity is wonderful. A variety of shapes, textures and materials are stitched into something we can actually relate to, even thought the only human form is the occasional foot poking out the bottom or even in some cases just the ankle.
First thing in the exhibit is the one non-human form. A life size bear (grizzly, not teddy) looms over you. It’s a bear in shape, but it’s constructed totally of sweaters. It rather sets the scene for the rest of the exhibit, the form is familiar, the texture is not.
The SAM is a compact, but as ever an excellent space and collection, there are a few new items, but it’s a great way to blow an hour on the way home.
I wandered through Downtown Seattle on the way back to the car, the blossoms are out and once again I’m reminded why this part of the world is special. I’ll miss it. It’s been a good day, I learned some interesting things about what’s going on, life is fascinating. Happy Easter.