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Oooh, Shiny!

A few days ago I was bored with my usual walking route, so I decided to walk through the Healing Gardens next to the Lied Transplant Center. It’s a nice, calm garden area squeezed into the space between several buildings, with benches to sit on and enjoy the waterfall and the flowers. I hadn’t stopped in there in a long time despite the fact that I walk past the entrance quite often.

While there, my eye was drawn to a large copper bowl full of glass stones (Shiny Things!) and I discovered the whole thing was actually a kaleidoscope.

kaleidoscope1

 

I love the originality of the piece. In such a beautiful and calming setting, it seems almost magical even before you look through the lens.

kaleidoscope2

 

And then you do, and it’s even better:

kaliedoscope3

(I’m kind of impressed that I was able to shoot a picture through the kaleidoscope’s lens.)

I have been thinking about how to DIY one for my own yard ever since. I think that could be a fun project.

Kaleidoscope

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Something Paper Scissors

Rock Paper Scissors

 

I feel stupid.

I don’t know how many times I’ve walked by this sculpture in the last couple years without realizing what it is. It wasn’t until I overheard a group of students on a scavenger hunt mention “Rock Paper Scissors” as I walked by. It was all I could do not to stop and stare at them, awestruck.

There’s a rock.

And paper.

And scissors.

But I couldn’t put it together for some reason. All I can say is that I only ever really paid attention to the paper and scissors. I saw the rock only as a pedestal for the rest of the piece, not as part of it. I think that’s what tripped me up.

Yep, I’m not so quick sometimes.

For more info on the sculpture, try this site.