The way things are

March 7th, 2004 § Comments off

I went to the Oakland Museum of California this afternoon and saw an exhibition of work by David Ireland. His art is very, very Zen. Many of his pieces include what he calls dumbballs, which are round concrete spheres about the size of bocce balls. He makes each dumbball by taking a lump of concrete and tossing it back and forth between his hands for twelve hours or so. I probably saw at least six months’ worth of his life in the form of dumbballs. This concept fascinates me immensely.

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