2.21.2012

the sam...

Last week, on my trip to Seattle, I visited the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) to view a Gauguin & Polynesia exhibit.  I'm not much of a Gauguin fan but it was a nice show and I learned quite a bit.  I do want to share something else from the museum with you.

My daughter took us to see one piece she likes before going into the exhibit - "Some/One" by Korean artist Do Ho Suh.  It's beautiful, almost regal looking, and takes up the better part of a room.


This majestic silver metal coat gets even more interesting the closer you look at it.


It is made from dog tags!  Cool no?

The photos were taken with a cell phone - best we could do.

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15 comments:

lisaroyhandbags said...

wow! that's incredible :)

Vintage Home said...

oh my ...that is sculpturally stunning...& emotionally moving.

koralee said...

Wow...this is amazing...thank you for sharing. xo

MJM said...

It's probably one of the only pieces I really love in the SAM. So neat!

KR said...

Amazing!

Punctuation Mark said...

that's amazing!

Andrew H. said...

That is remarkable! I would liked to have seen that one in person.

People are so talented...

angryparsnip said...

That is truly amazing. I would love to see that. Standing there must be incredible.
At the U of A campus by the student center there is a sculpture that is like a tall wind chime... till you look closer and see it is a mast of a ship and the wind chimes are the remade dog tags of all the sailors killed on the USS Arizona.
Very emotional every time I see it.

cheers, parsnip

Alexa said...

That is amazing that it is made from Dog Tags!

Diana Mieczan said...

How cool! I love creative pieces like this one. Brilliant. Have a wonderful day, my dear. xo

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I've seen that! I feel so cool and in the know!

Maria said...

Yes - LOVE it - can certainly see why MJM does too!

Stacey said...

this is really incredible! of course the fact that they are made of dog tags makes it even more appealing to me! thanks for sharing! xx

Felicity said...

My reaction upon reading about the dog tags - a resounding "Oh wow!".

As for Gaugin, I always think fondly of this artist not just because of his Polynesia series but because I once mentored a gifted 5yo who was fascinated by him but insisted that his name was pronounced Gorgin...cracks me up every time I see it written!

xx

Jane Kilpatrick Schott said...

How fantastic!!! I must get to a museum in my neighborhood soon!