Dreaming of Blue (Setouchi Triennale)

Dreaming of Blue by Regina Silveira is an artwork that must be seen in person to truly appreciate it.  I had seen this artwork several times in photos from various people but I had dismissed it as being something completely boring before I visited it during the 2016 Setouchi Triennale.  When I saw it in person with a beautiful blue sky, the work really resonated with me and my mind changed completely.

Dreaming of Blue

Dreaming of Blue is a very simple artwork that covers the facade of the Ogi school gym.  The base of the facade was painted a beautiful sky blue with various tiles painted in different shades of grey.  The grey tiles were actually blue with a grey “X” painted on top of each tile.  Each tile alone is not special but as you move away it becomes clear that it is actually a pixelated form of the sky with a few clouds in it!  I had never really imagined it this way when I had seen photos of it but when I was there in person it was completely different.

Dreaming of Blue

Dreaming of Blue is very difficult to photograph but it is still very beautiful.  I only got a few photos of it and I wasn’t very happy with the results.  I really needed a wide angle lens but that wasn’t going to happen this time.  I was more than happy to just relax in front of the gym and enjoy the view with my own 2 eyes and I highly recommend you also do the same.

Dreaming of Blue

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