In Jakarta I met a variety of people. More than a few of them said they use Instagram because “it’s my existence.” I don’t know if the phrase was an artifact of translation or what they perceived as the literal truth – but I do believe that a large part of the draw of social media is the instinct to carve out “I was here.” And in an increasingly human-dense world, in an increasingly interconnected and blurry society, for good or ill, doesn’t that make sense?
I too was here.
Diebenkorn has for years been one of my favorite artists. The clean lines, the space, always create a sense of calm and peace, with some really great California light thrown in for a bonus. In this case, I also like the way the lines and color of the stairwell echo the painting.