ArtPrize, take 2

After flipping through the paper Saturday night, I noticed a few more ArtPrize exhibits that I wanted to see. I took advantage of the opportunity and killed two birds with one stone. I did my Sunday morning run downtown by the exhibits I want to see.

Turns out, one them is named after me! OK. Well, probably not named after me. But it has my name.

The name plate is above the numbers….see? It’s called “Rachel.” Love it. This piece was comprised of 14 large postcards that depicted the long distance love story between Rachel, who moved overseas, and a guy that she left in Grand Rapids. The postcards were 4 ft by 8 ft and featured photographs that the artist took over the 9 year span.

It was a tragic story, as it seemed that nothing was going to work out for the couple. Their plans to meet and/or visit each other were always thwarted. By the last postcard, there was no resolution, and the viewer is left wondering what happened to Rachel. Did she move back? Did they ever find each other? What the artist the one left behind?

Another fun sculpture installation in a park:


In other news, I got 2 runs in today. I don’t do that often, but it’s a nice way to get some more mileage in without the effort of a long run.

In order to assuage the pain of it being Monday, some happy doings were called for tonight. First things first, pizza! Top with grape tomatoes, red onion, zucchini, and green pepper.

Serve with a glass of red:

And smile because God loves you. The proof (among other things) is that O Brother, Where Art Thou? was on TV tonight. It should be illegal for Monday nights to be this awesome.

I wanna know: How did your weekend turn out? What was your favorite part?