Kaleidoscopic Wonder

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One of our favorite sources of visual inspiration is Kelly Wearstler’s great blog, where she collects striking imagery around themes she’s working on. It’s a great insight into her creative process. A recent post on “Urban Kaleidoscopes” was no exception, introducing us to Marco Hemmerling’s Cityoscope installation in Cologne in 2008 (above), and the vivid facade of the Hotel Megaro in Kings Cross in London. And of course, she included the terrific work of artist Olafur Eliasson, with his kaleidoscopic mirrored tunnel for the exhibition “Take Your Time,” and his giant kaleidoscope in the atrium of the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum in Berlin.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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