Wednesday, July 20, 2016

We Take A Closer, Daytime Look --- Day 5/152

Walk: PGCC (Play Bridge)
Distance: 1/2 mile and Home Yoga

Ruth Asawa's San Francisco fountain 1.JPG
Ruth Asawa Fountain, 1970, Bronze
(The viewer can spend hours picking out the multitude whimsically rendered bas relief San Francisco scenes.  St. Francis and the Ferry Building are right in the center above.  When Apple built its new flagship store, the beloved statue was restored and preserved and incorporated into a delightful urban open space.  Please see yesterday's CIWT)

From Ruth Asawa Website: For many Japanese Americans, the upheaval of losing everything, most importantly their right to freedom and a private, family life, caused irreparable harm. For Ruth, the internment was the first step on a journey to a world of art that profoundly changed who she was and what she thought was possible in life. In 1994, when she was 68 years old, she reflected on the experience:
“I hold no hostilities for what happened; I blame no one. Sometimes good comes through adversity. I would not be who I am today had it not been for the Internment, and I like who I am.”

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