A scenic byway is a specially designated road that travels through an area of natural or cultural beauty. You can drive on through your life as fast as you can, more focused on the destination than the journey. Or you can choose to be present and revel in the journey that is life. I choose the latter. Eyes wide open and marveling at the beauty that is everywhere all the time - this is My Scenic Byway.
Friday, February 4, 2011
BYU Museum of Art - Brian Knep
Yesterday I visited the Brigham Young University (BYU) Museum of Art. One of Paul's relatives is a volunteer there and wanted us to see a Carl Bloch exhibit. I was impressed by the museum and its exhibitions. It opened in October 1993. The architecture of the building is very nice. The museum has a permanent collection of more than 16,500 objects with an emphasis on American and religious art. In addition to Bloch, we saw a Dorothea Lange exhibit of photographs from a Life Magazine piece she did in 1953 about three Mormon towns. The coolest exhibit to me was something by Brian Knep called Healing 1. What a cool artist and what a cool exhibit. Brian Knep is a new media artist who uses science and technology to explore change, healing, struggle and acceptance. The piece we saw uses algorithms to create a glowing pool of organic patterns projected on the floor. The patterns tear and rebuild themselves as a person moves across the projection mirroring the healing process as a scar develops over a wound and reflecting the memory that those scars may hold.