Our Greatest Canvas is the Sky
An infinite canvas…
But first, a 4th of July recap that will lead me to my point…
My day began by meeting up with my friend for an almost all- American meal. The burger was actually a veggie burger…and we didn’t put in the hard work of making it ourselves…but we did decorate it with the American flag pin. I also ordered a milkshake to go with it, so it was pretty much an American dream themed lunch.
I bopped around from place to place on the train which I often enjoy. I like it best when I am able to look out the window at everything I’m passing by. Sadly, I also lost my trail pass on the train, so if you’re riding on the Chestnut Hill West line and see pass for July please give it to the SEPTA lost and found! If you steal it…I understand where you’re coming from because that would be a pretty sweet find, but it also makes me sad.
After swimming at a friends house and hanging out with my neighborhood I headed back out to meet up with some friends to watch the fire works, we ended up getting a good spot on the rooftop even though we needed to climb a little bit.
Looking down at the cars wasn’t too much fun, traffic was crazy, not a good time to be driving through the city. But looking out across the horizon was very cool! The way that the fireworks reflected against the glass on the buildings was and aspect of firework viewing I hadn’t experienced before.
Of course this image doesn’t do the fire work display much justice at all, but I tried!
So… the greatest canvas is the sky. En route to the fire works my dad began to talk to me about “sky art”. He however was not referring to fireworks, her was referring to the work done by Otto Piene’s on creating large light weight structures that were filled with helium and decorated the sky. To learn more about this work watch the video “Otto Piene’s Sky Art“.
I think that Piene’s work was accessible for lots of people because of it’s location, the sky. The sky is a fair place to put art, or anything worth appreciation because more people are able to get a chance to see it. I think that’s another reason fireworks are so great for the 4th, so many people get a chance to see the display.
I wonder about other ways the sky could be used as a canvas.