Friday, January 23, 2009

touch the art of work

I have a postcard from the SFMOMA on my desk. It has, in gold ink on cream paper, odd combinations of the words PLEASE, DO, NOT, TOUCH, THE, WORK, OF, and ART. My favourites are:

TOUCH THE ART OF WORK
DO TOUCH OF THE ART
DO NOT PLEASE THE ART OF TOUCH

and, PLEASE DO WORK.

I'm going to work on a story in a minute. It begins with a woman standing behind a man and telling him that he is making one of the ugliest pieces of art that she has ever seen.

2 comments:

damiengwalter said...

Touch the Art of Work is my favourite. I think art is often overvalued, and work undervalued. This seems to redress the balance.

Megan Kurashige said...

The best, of course, is when both are the same.