SIA Inspiration: Richard SerraPosted: September 29, 2014
It’s again my turn to pick an inspiration for SIA, and since I’m committing to a semi-minimalist capsule wardrobe in the next three months, I wanted to pick a minimalist piece too. However, after checking out a few minimalist paintings, I have to say, I don’t get it. A canvas of murky black is art? OK, if you say so. But then I remembered Richard Serra. I’ve seen his piece “Sequence” back in LA, and that is the kind of minimalist art for me. Walking around inside that sculpture is like walking inside a cathedral, or a canyon – it quiets you. I loved it.
So, in the end, I decided on another Richard Serra sculpture, “Tilted Spheres”:
How dramatic is that? Here’s another view. It’s installed in Toronto’s YYZ airport, which, in my opinion, the best place for it. It almost looks like the Batman logo, or something out of Star Trek, doesn’t it?
Anyway, I have no idea how this can be turned into an outfit, but that’s the beauty of SIA, isn’t it? Send your submission to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by next Monday, October 6th, and we’ll find out together.