Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Day in DC

This morning I thought I'd just have a lazy day. Around noon, I changed my mind and headed downtown to DC. Glad I did or I wouldn't have seen...

A giant typewriter eraser sculpture ... (I've got a mini one of these at the store right now!)

a light display called H2O (the smaller lights are the Hs and the larger are the Os) ...

this installation by Barbara Kruger ...

an outstanding typographic sculpture ...

and an albino squirrel ... did you evah?! 

1 comment:

  1. There is a sculpture like this in Seattle, too, and Las Vegas...all by the same artists.

    Giant Typewriter Eraser
    This sculpture of a typewriter eraser comes from the pop generation of art. It was proposed in 1975, but not actually sculpted until 1999. Its current home is Olympic Sculpture Park, next to Elliot Avenue, just up from the waterfront. Artists: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

    Las Vegas:
    This typewriter eraser, located in the City Center Mall on the Las Vegas strip, will be familiar to people who grew up in 1950s and '60s. The eraser was used to erase mistakes made while typing, and the brush was meant to brush away the residue. Most of us though, just blew it away.