Tuesday, October 27, 2009

No. 33. EC Winston (1901) and Armstrong (1905)
play hide and remain hidden in Chinatown

Last weekend I had the chance to check out a phenomenal exhibit by Japanese artist Yoshihiro Suda on its last day at The Contemporary Museum. Suda had me delightfully on my hands and knees, trying to guess where the next hidden surprise would be – but in hindsight, I think I was already mentally prepared for his show. After all, most of the stuff I capture for the Type-O series is fairly invisible, but generally only after years of neglect. These two examples take the cake: virtually hidden since day one along the roofline of their respective structures, and tiny, to boot. I wonder if Armstrong and Winston ever predicted their names would fall by the wayside, into the forgotten annals of Honolulu's history?

1 comment:

georgencopy said...

I take mine neat, and this a top shelf metaphor about style versus fashion and the enduring versus the transient.