Here is another piece of art from the Next/Art Chicago show at the Merchandise Mart by Takeshi Moro. The piece was titled Pedestal for Apology, because facing the image was a pedestal with places for your hands, feet, and forehead in the position of bowing. Next to the installation it explained, “The installation Pedestal for Apology evolved out of a series in which Moro asked individuals to enact the traditional Japanese bow of apology in the environment of their choosing while contemplating the reason for such an apology.” Takeshi Moro was quoted saying, “The simple bowing gesture, raised to an iconic level, is meant to frame ideas of humility and forgiveness for whoever takes the opportunity to perform this act.”
We decided to take this gesture out to the streets of Chicago- a busy intersection at that. We thought it would be interesting to use similar colors in a different environment while being exposed to the public. Where would you bow? What would you be apologizing for?
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. – Emerson
Just a few shots from a walk down Michigan Avenue to hear Chip Kidd give a talk at Columbia College. An ornate doorway, a pattern of stairs, and the sunlight at dusk.
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful… – RW Emerson