Saturday, June 19, 2010

Gaudi-style garden in Echo park





I admire people who know how to transform their "disasters" into beauty, those who start from zero, meaning basically dealing with what you have. From LA times today, here's an example. The artists used broken pottery, the result of an earthquake, triggered the idea of a Gaudi-style garden in Echo park, LA.

Here's a paragraph from today's LAT Times:
 
The 1994 Northridge earthquake dished out the idea for the projects as well as the material: pottery shards that the couple stored in boxes beside their home. Smashed works by such renown artists as Beatrice Wood and Andrea Gill proved difficult to toss.

"I even went around the house and broke a few things that weren't damaged," says Kibler, former head of Glendale Community College's ceramics department as well as past chairman of the visual and performing arts division. "I thought, break it now and it will last longer on the garden wall." 



pictures from LAT, article "smashing success"

5 comments:

  1. I love this post!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  2. Mosaicista AppassionataJune 21, 2010 at 7:18 AM

    I am happy you loved it!

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  3. I LOVE everything here, great post, xoxo

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  4. wow those mosaics are amazing! my friend used to make mosaics so i appreciate the beauty of it a lot!

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  5. wow.. that's just so so pretty! i love this garden setting! :D

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