Who is Alice? I saw this suspended sculpture The Wing by Xoo-ang Choi on line and just had to view it in person. I was just amazed at the contrasts in the materials used, the organicly sculptured hands shaped like wings against the metal hanging supports.
Pawel Althamer. The faces are of real Venetians, the bodies are made of wire and plastic.
This amazing painting is by Asian artist Chuang Che.
A typical view of Venice. When I told people I was going on a trip to Venice, I heard so many comments, positive and negative. Positive: "it's so quiet because there is no traffic, only the sound of water". "It's such a beautiful, romantic city".
Negative: "The water is moldy and stinks". "The gasoline from the motorboats stinks". "The motorboats are loud".
It is all in the eye of the beholder. I believe the positive comments, it is very quiet and it is romantic. I don't believe the the negative comments, I never smelled any mold and the motor boats are quieter than car and truck traffic. One has to walk everywhere, bicycles cannot even maneuver the sidewalks and steps. The only negative aspects, and the Venetians will agree, are all of the cruise ships descending upon Venice, displacing water and disrupting the environment.
It was a wonderful trip so full of inspiration. Now I am slowly getting back to work.