The above pictures were taken in February, 2012 in Las Vegas where the city celebrated the Year of the Dragon. I am not a big fan of Las Vegas. A friend invited me there to appreciate all the displays of decoration in celebrating the Year of the Dragon. I did appreciate the big and beautiful dragon/s in many hotels in LV. However, if you ask a gambler, he /she may not even notice these big displays! A friend’s relative came back from Las Vegas at nearly the same time when I was there. When I asked him and his wife whether they saw the big dragons, the guy said, “I just went straight to the casino”, and his wife said, “oh, I only went there to shop”!!
Afterall, who would go to LV if you do not gamble or shop? I am probably one of the few people!
I hope you will all enjoy seeing the lovely dragons. Although they were just displays, I tend to regard them as some kind of art installations, with a commercial objective. I know some of you will be laughing at me. Is this a provocative idea for people who are passionate about art? Some of you may say: “This is no artist’s work? These are only craftsmen or skilled laborers. If they are not produced by artists, they are not art work.” What about decorative art? What about those ancient sculptures with no known artists? Don’t be angry yet. This is a poll for you. I hope you will participate. The result will be very interesting. Do come back and check the poll.
Before I end this post, let me suggest a quote of the day:
“Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.” Igor Stravinsky
True or false? Who knows?