Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
October 4, 2008 - January 11, 2009
New Genres 2008
Posted by SpaceInjectorMonkeySalmon
Today I'm writing about getting 10 more points by doing this assignment and hopefully finishing the final... As usual I am become the tool and recieved most of the work but aside from that... The most memorable thing i saw in the Japanese history museum was the piece with the half-a-buffalo ramed into a mirror... Mainly because it was quite confusing and made me think alot about why it was made like as such... Mainly what i concluded was that the artist was either thinking that it woulod be interesting to show an animal trying to see itself by entering itself through the mirror and eventually finding a greater meaning in itself...Or that it would just look really cool and make alot of people confused and probably astonish or arouse them in a way it would attract alot of attention. I think that what attracted me more was the awkwardness of the piece... if it were a person it wouold leave the entire lower half unproteced makeing it a prime weakpoint as the person looks through the mirror.
Though their would be some interesting modifications I would of thought of... Like were it would have been placed like well the museum did't seem like a nice place to put somthing as completey randome as that... To make it more random it should of been placed in it's own room and just been placed in the ceter of the room... Maybe add a few different wall papers for each wall to ad to the randomness and add to the dream and sureal feel... I would also have though of makeing more of it and place it in a forest like room to make it like there are alot of buffalos in a forest of mirrors and there moving along the forest through the mirrors... but that might steer it off what the artist may have been aiming for so never mind... but they are somethings i would think about incorperating if the artist would still want to continuewe with the same consept of the half-a-buffalo through a mirror...