This is the piece I created for the ROOM TO READ fundraising event, which happened last night.
It was a pretty interesting event.
Since the admission was $150, the crowds seemed a little different from the ones I've known.
I felt that Ziggy Marleyt played a little too shortly, but over all I enjoyed it.
About 2 weeks ago, I was asked to create an art piece based on my favorite book just for this event. So, I picked "The Sputnik Sweetheart" by Haruki Murakami. I am a big fan of Murakami's work, and this is one of my favorites though I don't think this is one of his most popular novels.
The biggest inspiration was his beautiful depiction of the loneliness of a person, which is symbolized by the metaphor of the Sputnik satellites orbiting at a distance from the earth quietly.
I sometimes wonder, when I see a group of trees or a crowd of people, how they feel or what they think and on what purpose they live, and whether or not they are trying to support each other or trying to live alone.
Anyway, I am glad that the person who bought this piece said he also liked Murakami's books.
” 彼らは孤独な金属の塊として、さえぎるものもない宇宙の暗黒の中でふとめぐり会い、すれ違い、そして永遠に別れていくのだ。かわす言葉もなく、結ぶ約束もなく。” (スプートニクの恋人、村上春樹)
I have 2 art shows this week.
It's been a while since I had my last show.
I guess I was too busy with all the wedding stuff, including my own.
Both of them are to help developing countries.
I wish I could say please stop by if you are nearby, but the Room To Read event is very expensive. (Though I get to see Ziggy Marley!!)
a benefit for BUILD CHANGE, an international, non-profit organization that designs earthquake-resistant houses in developing countries.
auction night: 5/15 7:30pm-11:30pm
place: Royal/T 8910 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
auction night admission: $20
Room To Read 10 year Anniversay
a fundraiser for ROOM TO READ, a non-profit organization that seeks to transform the lives of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
time: 5/13 7pm-9pm
place: Historic Vibiana 214 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
admission: $150 / $250(VIP)
play: Ziggy Marley & DJ Carmen Rizzo