What makes a discovery fascinating? I suppose that one could go to find every convenience store within a 5 mile radius of your home in a discovering fashion. But would this be of much interest? I don’t think so. After a time, they would end up being very much the same.
Discovery involves excitement, surprise. Discovery should make you fill your lungs, your head, your heart with joy. Who knew? That’s the delight of childhood discovery. Who knew there was such a thing as pies? Who knew there were water balloons? Or that trees could be climbed? Or moths?
That same sense of delight came to me when I discovered the Musee des Arts et Metiers on a trip to Paris. Like no other museum I had ever seen, it was one room after another of fantastic inventions and marvels. From flying machines to automatons to models of double helical staircases, it was a marvel of discovery.
Wednesday evening, May 21st, from 6 to 7:30pm join me at the Studio for a tour of Le Musee through the many images I took. We will tour and then discuss its magic, its power, the beauty of inspiration to be found in forms. It will enlighten you, surprise you I hope, and perhaps you’ll discover something new.