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A cold, sunny day at the Japanese Tea Garden, in Balboa Park, San Diego. Beginning our stroll thru the garden we saw¬†a building with an art exhibit titled “Cataclysmic Oddities”.

Cataclysmic Oddities, by Michael Noble

Cataclysmic Oddities, by Michael Noble

The artist, Michael Noble, had arranged all his failed — I am guessing they were failed — pottery in a jumble at the foot of some unusual pieces.

Massive, heavy pieces showing light glimmering thru the walls in random, unexpected places.

A different take on the function of clay… reminds me of the Wallace Stevens¬† quote “We live in the chaos of the old sun.”

Japanese Tea Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Japanese Tea Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Then the carefully raked sand around the rocks … an attempt to exert control over chaos.

Koi, Japanese Tea Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Koi, Japanese Tea Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego

The indolent waving fins of the Koi reflecting our inability to stop-even for a moment.
A lovely day … some photos of the objects surrounding us at the Tea Garden.

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