celebrating impermanence

Title: Repetition meets Difference

Title: Star cocoon

impermanence has been on my mind a lot lately. last year, after 10 years of staying put in one place, one neighborhood, one community, i moved to a new town and made my home in a new community. i don’t feel quite settled yet, and that may be a good thing because, as you already know, i might have to make a move again by next summer because of work. so it’s not surprising this public art installation “celebrating impermanence” on union square (14th street in NYC) caught my attention.

these structures are called “sukkahs” and they’re supposed to represent the temporary desert dwellings the israelites lived in after their exodus from egypt. the installation is part of a worldwide contest; you can see the rest of the structures here. according to the criteria, these structures must adhere to specific measurements, must be made largely of organic materials, must be able to include a table and provide seating and the roof must allow for star-gazing … the results are, as you can see, just amazing.

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  1. Betis Boy says:

    the first piece looks amazing (and scary). i don't want to trip and fall over somewhere near that thing πŸ™‚ or have someone push me towards its direction πŸ˜›

    the second piece reminds me of the funiture pieces made in cebu (by the cobonpues). here's the link. http://www.kennethcobonpue.com/

    hey, about that job down south (ahihihi). you're seriously thinking of doing that? (ahihihi). okay, okay, seriously. have you told the rents yet?

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  2. Guagua Girl says:

    yes, i did … and as you can imagine, the conversation was over before it started … i'll post something about that later.

    and why, you childish, immature man!, are you giggling over “down south” and “doing that”?!?!?! you make me laugh πŸ˜›

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  3. Guagua Girl says:

    OH WOW, i just checked out that link … his designs are very intriguing … i really like the sofa that kinda looks like a day bed (croissant was the name). oh and the bed that looks like a cocoon.

    did you check out the website with the other sukkahs? i'm always in awe of what people create.

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  4. Betis Boy says:

    i just did, and thought, “when was the obsessive-compulsive disorder” convention and why was not i invited? πŸ˜€ man, those works were seriously (and lovingly) done πŸ˜€ another reason for that darn hitler to turn in his grave!

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