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Fog lifting over San Francisco

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San Francisco from the bay

Tokyo Sky Graffiti 1 by Mariko Ota

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Tokyo Sky Graffiti 1

I watched another fantastic Lucy Walker film the other night. “Waste Land” deals with a number of issues. One is how you can turn garbage into art or how one can see art in what others may only see as an eyesore.

Today’s photo, from the recent art gallery in the Stevenson Union Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, could fit in that category. I have frequently mentioned on this blog how distracting the power lines in Japan can be to otherwise interesting views. Ota turns those power lines into art with this work. I tried to do something similar with a photo from late last year in San Francisco.

Louise Bourgeois – The Nest

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SF MOMA – The Nest – Louise Bourgeois

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I have seen similar (spider sculpture) works of Louise Bourgeois in Denmark and Japan, but today’s comes from San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art.

Opening day!

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Alcatraz Baseball Field

Today is one of my favorite days of the year and not because it’s April Fool’s Day. Opening day* of MLB means the dullness of winter is over, even if there are still some cold days to come.

Today’s photo is from our trip to San Francisco last Thanksgiving. Long before AT&T Park, or even Candlestick Park, there was this baseball diamond with a spectacular view of The City (if you had a vantage point to see over the wall). They played softball, rather than baseball, here on The Rock, and they even kept stats.

* I know there was a game yesterday, but most teams open today.

San Francisco City Hall

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Normally I go out of my way to make sure there are no power lines in my photos. While strolling around San Francisco City Hall I decided to see if I could compose an image that actually made use of the normally distracting lines overhead.

Seiko Kawachi’s “Take Off Hokusai XIIX”

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河内成幸 – 翔べ北斎 (XIIX)

For the last few weeks in the art gallery in the Stevenson Union Building on the Southern Oregon University campus, there has been an exhibit featuring several Japanese artists. Today’s photo is of one of the works.

Japanese love to use words in a way that yield double meanings. The English rendition of this woodcut print clearly has a double meaning, but I don’t think 翔べ北斎 has the “knock off” meaning that “take off” has in English. Native Japanese speakers, please correct me if I’m wrong.

More on the original Hokusai can be found in my earlier entry.

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