Oh man! I was sprinting and leaping with anticipation about Levitated Mass by Michael Heizer over at LACMA.  It is beautiful in its entirety and the rock really is huge and good looking.  The more I think about the piece I start to dream about time, history, space and storytelling.  It is the kind of piece you want to spend a lot of time with – touching the rock, laying under the rock, walking the length each way – head up, head down, just plain simple gazing at the work. Also the conflicting feeling between the work and the title – you can feel it in your heart.  And there is a bit of humor to me in the awesome, giant scale rock that has been funded over 10 million, watched by millions and now rests upon a perfect concrete channel.

Also at LACMA is an interesting work by Sharon Lockheart about Noa Eshkol –  best known for developing in the 1950s, with architect Avraham Wachman, the Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation (EWMN) system, which uses a combination of symbols and numbers to define the motion of any limb around its joint. (Source)  The images are so so so perfect and the videos really make you want to move along with it.  There aren’t any benches for watching so maybe the open spaces are there for possible audience movement.

And and and we went to see the Children of the Plumed Serpent: the Legacy of Quetzalcoatl and saw many beautiful ceramics, textiles and jewelry of ancient Mexico.  There was a gorgeous golden eagle head labret and a turquoise skull that I can’t stop thinking about.

xx SG