Jan 14, 2017 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Traffic Light Tree

London, England, taken on January 7, 2017

London seems to be full of surprises and one other thing that I went to see recently was the Traffic Light Tree, a piece of public art near Canary Wharf. I was a bit confused – were the lights real signals for drivers? Turns out they weren’t, and the entire “tree” symbolizes the fast rhythm of the surrounding areas. How creative 🙂

Jan 13, 2017 – [Friday] Patterns: St. Martin-in-the-Fields

London, England, taken on January 7, 2017

The most recent trip to London included a stop at the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, where I went specifically to see the East Window above the altar. The warped window design is reminiscent of a cross and while somewhat abstract, is strangely very aesthetically appealing.

Jan 07, 2017 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Talking with a sculpture

Huzhou, China, taken on December 14, 2016

In Huzhou we saw this interesting sculpture of what seemed to be a food vendor in the old days, and my mom was certainly more fond of the man in the sculpture than were the rest of us. Her “interaction” with the sculpture actually seemed to make the entire scene come alive – how amusing!

Dec 24, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Sculpture on Shamian

Guangzhou, China, taken on December 21, 2016

Many sculptures are scattered around Shamian Island in Guangzhou, depicting traditional Cantonese life in the old “Xiguan” area of the city back in the days. One of my favourites is that of an elderly man taking his caged pet bird out for a walk, a rather common sight in the old days in Guangzhou.