Simple idea, repetition



A visitor stands at an installation entitled “Forever Bicycles” by the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei at the “Ai Weiwei is Absent” exhibition in the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. The exhibition opens Oct. 29 and will run for three months. AP Photo/Wally Santana

As this picture loaded on my computer, it loaded from the top down. I could only see the circle shapes and their repetition, which was intriguing. It was only as the bottom of the picture neared that I could tell these were bicycles. I am reminded that simple everyday objects can be turned into art. I also thought about variations on a theme, which I have done, but then forgotten. Maybe I need to concentrate on that for a while, since I have also been thinking about series in art, which is just another way of saying variations of a theme. Lots to ponder. What series or variations on themes have you done?

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