Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Niveous: Word of the Day

One of my New Year's resolution is to expand my vocabulary, so until I lose steam on this endeavor I wake up to a new word everyday thanks to my handy little dictionary app. Imagine how appropriate it was to wake up one morning in our cozy spot in Telluride to a beautiful snowfall outside the window and the word of the day is:

niveous |ˈnivēəs|adjective: literary. snowy or resembling snow

Into the White for  Emmerson Fry


Into the Light by reportageImages on Flickr
The Snow by Tokujin Yoshioka 

A few years ago, I had the good fortune to stumble into an exhibit of overwhelming beauty at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. Titled Sensing Nature, it was a sensory exploration of the Japanese perception of nature in winter.  Three years later, the stunning images from this show still haunt me, particularly the work of Tokujin Yoshioka. His installation, The Snow, involved a mesmerizing fifteen meter glass tank of blowing feathers.  Like staring at the ocean, the various waves and patterns created in that tank were transporting and peaceful. More about his work and inspiration here. And the video here

The Snow by Tokujin Yoshioka 
The Snow by Tokujin Yoshioka

" Because I believe there is a hint for the future somewhere in-between the essence of the design and the nature, I would like to pursue designing works with this aspect."  

"The most beautiful things I believe in this world is what is irreproducible, accidentally born, and disorder that cannot be understood by the theory. I believe the nature is the ultimate beauty in this world."  -Tokujin Yoshioka
by JenniPenni on Flickr

I am a cold weather girl and always happiest in the middle of a snow storm, so what's not to love in an exhibit like that?  

Happy 2015! Enjoy all things niveous and inspiring.

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