Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume 82

Start your Monday off right:

  1. You can cook anything on a grill and these video guides will help you expand your grill tricks from just the standard burgers and hot dogs this Memorial Day.  
  2. The artist, JR, wrapped the famous entrance to the Louvre with a giant photograph of the background causing the the pyramid to disappear 
  3. The sculptor, Edouard Martinet, creates elaborate insects and fishes out of salvaged metal parts held together only with screws. Your initial wonder at the beauty of each metal creature is quickly replaced as you "discover" what each element original came from. 
  4. My life feels like confirmation of the concept of the knowledge tightrope where we must have faith in our own ideas to push forward even though we are extremely good at fooling ourselves. Initial, the uncertainty can feel paralyzing but the ability to recover from a fall through action appears to be endless. 
  5. β€œIt's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”   β€• Hugh Laurie
  6. 6 artists with 80 volunteers used an abandoned hangar to create the largest pinhole image totaling 111 feet wide by 32 feet high. So it looks like I have my work cut out to surpass the current record photograph.

  7. Brilliance demands bravery. Todd Henry hammers this point home in a great talk given a couple of years ago at a Creative Morning Cincinnati.   

  8. The simple question of "How do we measure life" is profoundly telling and often ignored. The artist Carrie Mae Weems posed this question to the graduating class at New York's School of Visual Arts in a great commencement address.