Tuesday, April 12, 2011

First arrival all the way from Japan!

Always an exciting day when my blocks begin returning home. I sure wasn't expecting any to arrive so soon, even before some have not yet found their destinations!
But here it is, the amazing George Jarvis from Japan and his always delightful contribution.

A close up of this intimate and insightful piece of what promises to be a glorious City.

The photos in the Japanese newspaper just break your heart. If anyone has ever had anything destroyed or even damaged by the devastating forces of nature, the feeling is that of complete helplessness.

I normally think that talking about art is superfluous to the image and interferes with the one-on-one communication between artist and audience. But I personally found it most intriguing how the image George Jarvis chose to share with us was one of everyday routine, calm and intimate. A glimpse at life inside the confines and safety of the home, despite the chaos outside.
Perhaps the image hints at the strength of will of the Japanese people, intent on forcing normalcy amidst turbulent times.

Welcome to the City of the World!


  1. that is beautiful, as Jarvis prints always are...

  2. George's bather certainly sets the bar very high for the rest of puzzle participants. Beautiful as always, George!

    Only 111 blocks more to go, Maria!!!

  3. Incredible. I agree, the bar has been set high. ;-]