I remember it when I was young. I would put different shapes together of any random things. Without actual worth, meaning or even end-result in mind, it didn’t really matter if I was making sense on how it looked. I guess at least I was trying to make sense, or perhaps like any other kid, I was just curious on how it would turn out. I used to draw the same way too, just random scribbles of anything.
Unlike me, Frank Gehry was able to make our childhood imaginations to life. He is the man behind the design of Walt Disney Concert Hall, the home of Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Los Angeles Master Chorale. I turned to my ever-informative friend, Wikipedia, and I was shown some very eccentric, majestic architectural designs of Frank Gehry all over the world.
Walt Disney Concert Hall was just like that. I observed it for any specific pattern and found none, just striking amalgam of styles, curves and forms. Circling around the building, it sure elicits marvel and fascination. I personally like to think of it as metallic pieces that randomly splashed, arose out from down under and protruded up the ground.
- Pardon the picture, but there is actually a person there taking pictures. -
It proves to me now as California continues to impress me with it that there are plenty of establishments here such as museums, theaters, art and education centers, shops and restaurants that do not only offer interior focus but are clearly high on incredible exterior designs as well. I was completely amazed by Walt Disney Concert Hall, and felt very fortunate that I get to see one of Frank Gehry’s genius creations even only from the outside. I consider it’s unusual concept as a top contender for best architectural design I’ve ever witness. Now, taking the docent-guided free tour of the inside is high on my list. Or maybe someday,I can turn my class on and see an opera or any musical performances there.
For more wild imagination and over-the-top creations, scenery and imagery, here is Anne of Zen and Genki. It’s a blog that explores, collects and shares the most eccentric, obscure, wild, extraordinary, off-the-wall images from all over the web, from different parts of the globe. The cool part is that you get to participate in the poll by picking your favorites as she carefully handpicks only 6 images every week. My favorite happens to be my first encounter to the blog – Pics of the Week 20. And it’s not the only Zen and Genki offers its readers, she also attributes inspirational and motivational quotes and insights. Hence, her banner reads ‘Creative Paths To Health, Wellness and Bliss….Through Inspiration, Thoughtful Living and All Things Artsy Fartsy’.