inspiration day: le grand cirque calder
a recent trip to the whitney, introduced me to the magical world of alexander calder's circus. i've only known calder to be the genius who invented the mobile:
but he's also the genius who made an entire circus out of wire and fabric. a circus that comes to life when it's played with. with performers and animals and scary clowns. it's positively charming to watch it in action:
the museum has a ton of pieces from this collection, but of course they don't allow photos. i've scrounged up a few from the internet, but if you're able to head over to the museum, it's amazing to see them in the flesh.