Thursday, February 17, 2005


I admit it. I'm in love. I'm in love with Christo and Jeanne-Claude. I'm in love with their Gates. I'm in love with the color Saffron. I'm in love with art and it's power to overwhelm and heal the soul.

Just when I thought I'd never post anything else about The Gates, our Atlanta Journal Constitution had a great article in yesterday's paper with a link to a link to a link of this great photo of the artists. It looks like their "farewell pose" for when this present project ends after 16 days. So farewell, indeed, as they go on to their next project, Over the River.

But don't go there yet, Ginnie. Remember about Soul IN THE MIDDLE, and not flitting ahead before you're done with the NOW....

So, I like that "Home Depot doesn't own this color anymore." I like "the economic windfall New York is enjoying." I like that "Christo's work has spawned offspring. A Los Angeles group organizing "10,000 Kites," also this spring, will float said kites on both sides of the wall separating Israel and the West Bank as part of a program to foster peace and understanding." I like its "happification."

BTW, everything you'd ever want to know about The Gates is answered in this FAQ. And I will NOT NOT NOT promise no other posts on them!


  1. you are so funny. you make me laugh.

  2. by the way, that was me.

  3. Thanks for letting me know that was you, Silke. I would have been bummed all day wondering. Reading your comment made ME laugh. I guess that's what "happification" is (partly) about! Thanks. :)