The Art Gallery of New South Wales
Fotos taken April 15, 2014…
Taken from inside the building…
A warped car or a car at warp speed???
These three fotos are of a commissioned installation of colored strips hanging from the ceiling of the ground floor hallway: a dazzling effect!
I keep coming back to this foto. Something wonderful about the grey stone being so large and still on its black pedestal in the background with in the foreground the petit grey-haired woman blurs by on her mobile “black pedestal.” I think “Grey Matter” is a good title. What do you think?
Looking outside a museum window onto a cafe patio.
WOW: Could help thinking about my mom who is in dementia…
Two fotos of the tile work just inside the enterance to the gallery.
A half dome above the tile work and near a skylight.
I now present to you this series of fotos of a multi-media installation that greatly moved me. As I turned a corner into a modest sized room, I was immediately stopped by a wall of video monitors, each representing a “head shot” view of a single person. The individual monitors would start with only a few showing the faces. Then more, building up the visual montage. The overwhelmingly touching part was that each of the faces, at their own tempo, their own inflection, were repeating over and over the statement, “I Forgive You.” As I watched, feeling transported to a sacred place, I began to notice that some of the faces had tears running down them. I was particular interested in one woman who seemed to become so vulnerable as repeated the phrase that the tears just flowed like a river. The highlight of my trip to Australia. As you study these fotos, imagine hearing a collage of voices repeating, over and over again, “I Forgive You.”
I walked from the Gallery, past the Botanical Gardens and out onto the point of a finger of land and took these two fotos of The Sydney Opera House.