EXPERIENCES

Balloons

One of the most thrilling things about living in New York is that there is always some exhibit, some new show, something new going on.  The trick is to find it so I keep my eyes and ears open and I read the times arts section and check periodically with google “whats new in NY?” or “Outdoor art” or even “this week in NY” and i see lots of things.  Some I want to see and will go out of my way for, many dont interest me and since I dont have a car and driver to take me everywhere and anywhere and still I need to plan out each trip and I dont leave the house early I am somewhat limited on what I do.  But I did want to see the Balloons at the Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center so off I went.   Big, small, hanging, floating, piled, balloons , balloons , balloons. balloons

What fun!  I wandered and looked and read about the exhibition…  The artist, Jihan  Zencirli explains, “Balloons are not meant to last forever; they vanish.” (Her balloons are made from post-consumer waste plastic and latex, which comes from rubber trees and eventually decomposes.) “So,” she continues, “rooted in my work is this reminder that you will only have this experience at this particular time. You’re here, you’re seeing it, you’re alive.”

I love the line you will only have this experience at this particular time.  Its a liven the moment and appreciate it sort of quote.

UPDATE:  I went back and they had changed.. I wish i had gone every day so i could have seen it change, i love process.

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