We're in beautiful, not so sunny right now, Berkeley California! I've never been here and my presumptions about the food, the beautiful landscape and how much I would like it were definitely right on point! It is a wonderful place. The museum is pretty insanely wonderful too- someone described the space as a mix between the Guggenheim & the Whitney, spiraling upward with chunky concrete, like an M.C. Escher etch with platforms and stairs trailing into distances. We just found out that the anthropology museum across the street from the art museum has a giant collection of Edison wax cylinders which couldn't be more fitting for this show!
This morning we drove around the back alleys & warehouses that sell every kind of tool, hardware or raw material you could possibly need searching for (a ridiculous amount of) copper pipe. Eventually we found it...in addition to finding a crazy outdoor sculpture tool warehouse welding studio (think the most amazing looking steam punk mini golf course you could imagine- steel dinosaurs, a copper buggy, a metal collaged clock tower) tucked away behind the plumbing supply store and one of the many lumberyards. Back in the museum now installing...and drinking the world's best coffee! California, I understand why you steal all my friends.