A recent visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum yielded these wonderful studies in light and shadow.

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The curves and lines of this building are endlessly fascinating–seductive, really–and I often find myself more caught up in studying the structure itself than the artwork that I have come to see.

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Soooo…did anyone notice I was gone for a bit? I can explain.

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At this point in the mind-numbing soul-crushing winter of our disconnect, most of my friends in the upper Midwest have fled to Florida for respite from the Vortex of Doom. Well, not to be outdone by those crazy snowbirds, Wabi Sabi left Wisconsin for a week as well. And what a week it was! Everyday the temps shot skyward, sometimes kissing 20 degrees above zero– nearly 40 degrees warmer than back home!  A thick coating of ice on every surface!

Welcome to New England.

I  felt totally at home in New Hampshire where the state motto is “Live Free or Die.” It sounds so much like “Eat Cheese and Die,” the state motto of Wisconsin. (We only appear to be a happy people. We do have a dark side.)

Now, maybe every night, those Florida folks went to bed and slipped between cool sheets to dream of more margaritas and coconut oil. I will admit that Wabi Sabi didn’t. Wabi Sabi put on her flannel pajamas, crawled under three quilts…and fell asleep with the sweet perfume of brand new baby girl dancing round her head.

Oh, yeah. Welcome to the tribe, Maya.

Comments
  1. Wonderful abstracts especially in monochrome!

  2. Jane Lurie says:

    Fantastic series, Patricia. What an eye for light and shadows. And congratulations on your newest member of the family!

  3. Barbara says:

    Agreed that the building design trumps the art exhibits–it’s “perched” on the lakeside, ready to fly. And you were already on the new-grandbaby high!

  4. Marjorie says:

    I can hardly respond between tears of joy for your gratitude. Art is indeed life.

  5. sedge808 says:

    beautiful study of light.

  6. andykidd says:

    Chokes me up WS 🙂

  7. David says:

    Wonderful, indeed. These are exquisite!

  8. Lignum Draco says:

    Shadows and substance, things and ideas. Welcome to the twilight zone!

    Congratulations Grandma. 🙂

  9. jlheuer says:

    She’s baaack!! 🙂

  10. Love to see more of you taking flight with the bird. Calatrava has left you much to fly with.

  11. Jean says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous. Actually spiritual.

  12. Jean says:

    : ) : ) : ) That’s just me chuckling that some woman is finally….

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