Monday, June 25, 2007


Ruth Asawa reminds me that I'm obsessed with the visual form of the blob. What's a blob really ? It's a shape made by liquid as it encounters the forces of nature and physics. My love of the blob really took hold when I saw my first lightshow and watched colored blobs scoot across the walls, dissolving and reforming. The sixties elevated the blob to a recurring motif.Think Marimekko prints and egg chairs. Nowdays the blob has made a comeback in architecture, due to computer programs that can plot the most complicated of strange organic forms. The Japanese are mad for the blob. It almost makes me upbeat about the future, if we can implement full-on blobism. That will be a world I can maneuver in....

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