March 17, 2013

the writing is on the wall


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photo by Donald Kinney

On Thursday I found the entrance to SF-MOMA draped with huge sweeping Korean calligraphy murals by Murkakami. On close inspection it is evident that human hair has been incorporated into the fiber of rice paper. Writing with hair, in essence. Beautiful from a distance, rather revolting up-close.



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Well, evidently, those who complain about the high cost of living in San Francisco haven't spotted this sign. Fifty cents per night isn't bad at all.



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Originally an alley but now a collection of upscale shops and eateries. The Crocker family named this flamboyant structure with the fabulous arched transparent roof, "Galleria".


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2 comments:

nancy namaste said...

That calligraphy is beautiful and I just won't think about the human hair part. Love the old signs on the sides of the buildings - they are voices from SF's past that are usually covered up.

Michael Strickland said...

I think it's horsehair, if that makes any difference to you.

 
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