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Take Care of Yourself. I want and need this beautiful tome by French conceptual artist Sophie Calle.

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Hi. God, I hate small talk and I hate that it usually involves the weather but, hey, it is finally starting to feel like Fall here in Southern California and I like it. Unfortunately, I’ve been stuck indoors either at work or studying for school lately so I’m hoping to spend some time outside this weekend (even if it’s just on my front porch, reading). Anyway, here are some amazing art installations that imitate weather. I wish there were a cloud in the middle of my room that I could get lost in…

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1. Berndnaut Smilde, Nimbus II

2. Antony Gromley, Blind Light

3. Olafur Eliasson, Your Rainbow Panorama

Artist Motoi Yamamoto first began creating salt labyrinths in 1994 after the death of his sister. Since then he has traveled all over the world building these intricate art works as temporary monuments as expressions of his memories of her. Traditionally, salt is used in Japanese culture for purification and mourning after the death of a loved one. Through his art Yamamoto’s grieves for his sister while giving beauty and life to the world.

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If you’re in the L.A. area, be sure to check out his upcoming exhibit opening in September at the Laband Art Gallery. More info here.