Posted on December 3, 2012


Well, that was a nice long rest.  Even Babs has been off thinking of other things.  Last Sunday she wrote Sorry no pic this week. KY is nice, but nothing has spoken to my camera. Hopefully next week. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving—to which I responded that perhaps many things in KY spoke to her camera, but in an accent it could not decode.  (Kentucky is an astonishingly beautiful place, but inscrutable.)

This morning, just in time to save my bacon, a new picture arrived from Babs.  She writes, My Columbus friends will know this is not Michigan, so for my Michigan and other friends, this the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University. There was an excellent exhibit of the the work of Annie Leibovitz, a beautiful blue sky and wonderful architecture, which said I had to photograph it.

Wexner Center for the Arts - Babs Young

Naturally I wandered around on the Wexner Center website, where I learned that Annie Leibovitz is—in addition to being Annie Leibovitz, which is a good and sufficient reason to show her work—the latest recipient of the Wexner Prize. The best thing about the prize (in addition to the tidy sum involved) is that it is accompanied by a presentation hammer created by sculptor Jim Dine.  He says that hammers, which can be used to build as well as to break apart, symbolize the creative force that drives artists.  That strikes me as exactly right.  Besides, anyone who uses a computer in the course of creating might find ready uses for a shiny hammer sitting right there on the desk.  Yes indeed.  I digress.

Reading about the Wexner Prize reminded me of ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, and that reminded me of a note from Linda, a/k/a shoreacres, who writes The Task at Hand.  Linda is a reliable curator of the internet, so when she suggested a visit to Start Garden off I went.  Like ArtPrize, Start Garden is a project by the endlessly inventive Rick DeVos, this time for inventors and entrepreneurs.  I spent way too much time prowling around over there, and now my head is full of interesting notions.

And you thought this post was going to be about road repair.