Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? That’s who we are! We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be — we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Carl Sagan at yesterday’s Library of Congress event celebrating Sagan.
Neil captured it perfectly yesterday. So lucky to have been in that room. Gave me chills.
Sagan was so good, so passionate, so dedicated to delivering and defending the beauty of science. If we are measured by our impact on others, and I believe that we are, then Carl Sagan stands with his head grazing the stars themselves.
(Source: , via jtotheizzoe)
If you could give any artwork in the world to someone else, what would it be? Who would you give it to? And what would you write in the card?
Have you ever tried to recreate a work of art that your mom kept from when you were little - replicating it as closely as possible from memory?
If you could have dinner with any artist, living or dead, who would it be? What would you eat? And what would you talk about?
What if you made a banner encouraging others to LOVE ART MORE? — Would it work??
Would you be willing to give it a try?
JOIN US ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, AT 5PM IN THE MULTIPURPOSE ROOM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MUSEUM OF ART (UMMA) TO LEARN ABOUT THIS CREATIVE PROJECT TO ENGAGE WITH UM STUDENTS.
Interesting project to explore with my artists
Lifeline of a City
For many urban-dwellers, the subway is a vital part of our everyday lives. Sure, there are taxis, buses, bikes (and you can even walk if you really wanted to), but the subway system will forever be the most vital nerve of a city. Artist Takatsugu Kuriyama’s installation is a representation of one of the busiest subway systems, Tokyo, and displays it as a swirling set of tubes, pulsating with coloured fluids, like blood in our veins.
All the tunnels are shown, and it is amazing to see how they overlap, giving us an idea of how we travel within an urban space. There is a distinct artistic beauty in this urban landscape, that we never actually get to see, only experience.
The fluidity of the liquids in the tubes is even reminiscent of all the people, flowing in and out of the subway trains and stations. A visual representation of the inner-workings of a bustling metropolis!