I went with Nancy to LACMA today, her home-away-from-home. Here is one of the Park La Brea Towers where Nancy lives and it’s a five minute stroll to the museum.
This is a picture I took with Xander’s phone and I couldn’t see a thing. I’m sorry about all the off bits but I’m putting it here anyway to remember our fine outing. We ate, visited, played word games, and saw Captain Marvel at the ArcLight. Fun fun fun.
Windy, Xander, Kaitlin, Oliver, Angela, Lucas, Darryl, Lilly
I did a bit of the Brown’s yearly landlord project with Lona and her assistant Cindi today, rent increases, interest payments, etc. Mostly Cindi does it all these days. We used to try to get it finished in one go but now Cindi can do it in parts over several days and we’re all so much more relaxed.
Three of the Browns were in town from Hawaii to have college tours for Charis, that was nice, and in a few days the Kings will be in town to tour colleges for Xander. We all hope they both choose HERE.
Then during our Monday Night potluck the hostess took a spill on an ice cube, a total accident that could happen to anyone. The flurry of the 911 response not to mention the hip surgery that followed is a reminder, accidents happen and it’s worse when you’re old.
Here’s Trevor and his four pairs of glasses all for different purposes. He thinks he might have the right number now.
We three sisters had a fine day in honor of Lona, my much older sister and family matriarch’s birthday. I won’t tell you how old she is but the initials are Seventy EIGHT. Eighty, just around the corner, isn’t what it used to be, right?!
Our itinerary: wander around the Ojai Valley Inn and have a delicious lunch. Have a tour and a tasting at Ojai Olive Oil. Stroll through gardens at Meditation Mount. Check out the pottery at Firestick. Have an appetizer dinner and Lona’s favorite free dessert, Hula Pie at Duke’s.
So…the tooth is gone, the infection is gone, that’s all good, I think you can hardly tell, and I have not been in particular discomfort for even a moment. But, I do have to go back. SIX times. Not the one-and-done I was hoping for but oh well, the dentist didn’t think my bone was in good enough shape to do it all at once. So in an abundance of caution…SIX more visits:
1-have the bone graft
2-have the graft stitches out
3-place the implant
4-have the implant stitches out
5-mold for the crown
6-have the crown put in.
And that’s assuming the mold they took previously is good enough for the ‘spacer’ they want me to wear until it’s all done about eight or ten months hence.
I looked back at my other visits to the Getty Center and found a reference where I had said a tour guide told us architect Richard Meier chose this color on a whim, and it’s the only colored structure I can think of at the Center.
In the distance you can see Martin Puryear’s “That Profile,” commissioned for the site in 1999. It’s been here since the beginning and I like it a lot and would be sad if it was gone.
March 25 and March 30 TWO visits to LACMA in One Week!
I’m merging the pictures from Monday with Nancy and Saturday with the fam celebrating Darryl’s FIFTIETH birthday. Happy HAPPY Birthday Big d!
Three Quintains (Hello Girls)
Alexander Calder (United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1898-1976)
United States, 1964
This fountain was built along with the museum and has been an iconic site ever since. I love this thing, right up there with Levitated Mass and Urban Light, I’ve just loved this one for longer.
During the upcoming rebuilding of the museum they are going to move this piece across the street to a new home.
Angela was taking a break from this eye-spinning exhibit that will close in two days. Eye-spinning brain-twisting 3D. They had four different kinds of glasses to look through for the various technologies. I think I’m too old to really enjoy 3D but I’m glad to have see this exhibit.
“3D: Double Vision
“The quest for perfect 3D representation drives innovation, stimulates creative expression, and sparks wonder in generation after generation. 3D: Double Vision is the first American exhibition to survey a full range of artworks, dating from 1838 to the present, that produce the illusion of three dimensions. These artworks function by activating binocular vision—the process by which our brains synthesize the information received by our two eyes into a single, volumetric image.
The history of 3D begins in the 1830s …”
Installed in 2012 “Chris Burden’s Metropolis II is an intense kinetic sculpture, modeled after a fast paced, frenetic modern city. Steel beams form an eclectic grid interwoven with an elaborate system of 18 roadways, including one six lane freeway, and HO scale train tracks. Miniature cars speed through the city at 240 scale miles per hour; every hour, the equivalent of approximately 100,000 cars circulate through the dense network of buildings.
“According to Burden, “The noise, the continuous flow of the trains, and the speeding toy cars produce in the viewer the stress of living in a dynamic, active and bustling 21st century city.”
Chris Burden (United States, Massachusetts, Boston, 1946-2015)
United States, California, Los Angeles County, 2008
(Two-hundred and two) restored cast iron antique LA street lamps
I saw a plan of the new construction that keeps Urban Light and Levitated Mass in their current locations.
The tenant in my old place moved out today. Here she is in process, just to get a view of another configuration for that space. She had a small table and a couple of stools in the kitchen to make up for not having a table or chairs in the main room.
I’ll have no time to get it rented before I leave but fortunately I take potential vacancies into account when I make a budget and I’ll be ok. I will want to step on it though when I get home in May!