Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA)

Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA)
OMA occupies the venerable 1934 former City of Oceanside City Hall designed by pioneering San Diego architect Irving Gill and the Frederick Fisher designed Central Pavillion opened in 2008.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Italo Scanga: Vases and Flowers

Balance and Buddha
The addition of flowers to this piece adds weight and seemingly unbalance, yet Buddha, though smaller in size, is of equal weight.  Is this vase an offering?  Is the offering the vase, the vase with flowers, and/or just the flowers?  Can the offering be any flower?  Any color?
The lighting on these pieces add another dimension.  Are we meant to see the piece and the shadow this way?  How would we feel if this was top lit?  So many questions. 

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