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Random Acts of Beauty (2002) Public Installation, Tokyo, Japan




Random Acts of Beauty (2002) Public Installation, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.




Random Acts of Beauty (2002)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia.




Carolyn Castaño, Random Acts of
Beauty
(2002) Public Installation,
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia


Thank you to the following for their help with the project: Samuel Indratama, Ade Tanesia, Bambang Toko, Antung, and Tejo. Thank you also to The ArtCouncil/Artadia for their support!


Random Acts of Beauty (2002) Public Installation on Maliboro Street
Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Importing a California sensibility of beauty, nature, peace, love, and playful fun, Carolyn Castaño (from Los Angeles) and I traveled to Tokyo, Denpasar, and Yogyakarta (Indonesia) to create surreptitious works of art in these mega city centers for our project Random Acts of Beauty. Images of flowers, birds, and nature unexpectedly appeared in the urban landscape, making unabashedly and bold visual statements. However, these ephemeral works spoke of a quiet beauty, mimicking life's own pace, one that is a series of delicate, fleeting moments. Random Acts of Beauty was also a rejection of corporate values and the surface aesthetics of capitalism. These interruptions in the urban landscape worked in opposition to the barrage of urban popular signage and advertising, offering respite from the onslaught of messages, which distract the inhabitants of the city away from being a member of a community to the role of consumer in a world economy.

Other Projects I have done that relate to this work include:
Produced by Marina Perez Wong for Megan Wilson
Bikes
Becaks
Flower Interruption San Francisco
Flower Interruption Yogya Indonesia
Flower Interruption Bali Indonesia
Flower Interruption Tokyo Japan

Bungas



Carolyn Castaño, Random Acts of Beauty (2002) Public Installation, Tokyo, Japan