|Plaza outside Portland's museum of art|
Have you ever looked forward to what you thought was going to be a really cool experience, and then discovered that there was another equally amazing thing going on, something you hadn't expected? And its unexpectedness is an added plus?
Like ordering a small plate of smoked ancho-coffee-glazed pork and finding out that the bed of lentils it is served on is shockingly spectacular? (Red Star Tavern, Portland, OR) To be side-tracked and delighted quite often, that's the goal.
|A visitor looking at Rothko's Untitled sketch for Harvard mural, 1962|
|Detail of a sketch by John Frame|
If you have time, the 12 minute video below is astonishing.
If you really want to explore this artist further, be sure to go to his excellent website. And for a very interesting 45 minute Q-and-A session with the artist exploring intuition and the creative process there is a video from the Huntington Library in southern California.
John Frame, if you should stumble upon this post I want you to know that your exhibit was swarming with interested visitors: standing-room only for the two videos. Many people came to pay homage to Mark Rothko, a native son of Portland, but they ended up being bowled over by you. You and your tiny sculptures, your keyboard, "Logic Pro" and your son-in-law to help with the videography.