Friday, February 12, 2010

SAM i am & a little bit about love

Yesterday, some school friends and I visited the downtown Seattle Art Museum and I loveeed the Alexander Calder exhibition. His mobiles and sculptures exhibit a true perfection of balance and art. My favorite part of his works is the shadows that result from the skeletal wire sculptures and mobiles. The objects bantering in mid air and the dangling shapes dancing on the walls remind me of mobiles from a baby's crib. The delicacy and beauty is simply whimsical and enlightening. I think Calder has become one of my favorite artists.

Here are some pictures from my journey at SAM; most of them are from the SAM gift shop.

Innopportune by Cai Guo-Qiang: "Ever since September 11th the idea of terrorism is always on our minds. It's ever so present. Inopportune has a direct reference to these conditions that we live in now."

Domino pieces!

(my favorite shoes: black loafers from cathy jean. and my favorite pair of socks: fake louis vuitton, about $3 from a vendor in S. Korea) :)

And since it's Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share a story about my love, not for a hubby, but for my mother; after all, Valentine’s Day is about love in general, right? :) So, every year I hand-make cards for my mother every Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and her birthday. My father lives in S. Korea and my brother on the East Coast, so my mother and I have grown very close throughout the years as it’s just us two all the time. Although there’s many years between us -- especially since my brother's over 25 -- she’s like my best friend, making funny jokes, eating out and watching movies with me all the time, but at the same time she’s the best mother I could have ever asked for with the best advice, best sewing skills, and of course, the best food that only a mother could cook.

This year is my junior year of high school and boy, with all the college prep and school work, I forget how much my mother does for me. She always schedules her itinerary according to my school day and whether or not I need a ride (since I don’t have my own car). She sacrifices her time to find the best educational opportunities for me; and yet I take for granted all the things she’s done for me. Unfortunately, sometimes I even complain that she doesn’t do enough.

When I realize all the time and energy my mother sacrifices for me despite her weak health (as she recovered from breast cancer a few years ago), I am utterly thankful for all that she’s done and sometimes only tears can express my gratitude for her.

Education is a top priority for me (I wanna make it big one day y’know? :) ), and despite all my busy-ness, hopefully I can muster up a little card for my mother to continue my tradition. I'm so glad I have days like today to remind myself of what really matters in life -- love.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! :)

and check out Nanette's awesome Juicy Couture giveaway! :) It ends Feb. 28th! (two days after my birthday). ;)


Anonymous said...

Wow, amazing photos!

Happy St. Valentine's Day!

Erika said...

Seattle is such an amazing place. After seeing these photographs I'm absolutely DYING to visit the Seattle Art Museum.

What a lovely story. I imagine your mother knows how much you appreciate her whether you are able to make her a card or not. I hope this get less busy for you.

Happy, Happy Belated Valentine's Day!! :)

Danielle Barbe said...

very cool sculptures. hope you had a nice valentine's day! loved the story about your mom.

The Style Rider said...

how cute about Valentine's Day! You are so sweet! And that art exhibit looks so cool!

FEDERICA said...

Thanks for entered my giveaway!
Good luck!

Faux Naif said...

you're right, calder is amazing. and what a sweet note to your mother!

Elizabeth said...

Your story about your mother--beautiful.

And aren't museum gift shops the most interesting? :)

Melinda said...

i love all your pictures! we have to go visit the SAM together oneday. we should go when the picasso exhibit comes!

S.Elisabeth said...

Love the art pieces in the beginning, and those chess pieces are absolutely lovely!

Ah and your story about your mother is so sweet. My mom and dad do a lot for my family as well. And you're right! V day is for love in general!!

Torie Jayne said...

Fantastically happy pics! Have a sweet day!

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

those socks are da bomb!

especially because they're fake!

ps. thanks for the puppy pics! i felt like such a dork posting those mermaids outfits