The Buddha Diaries

The Buddha Diaries

By Peter Clothier

So what are we to make of this endlessly fascinating work-in-progress, Three Fragments of a Lost Tale: Sculpture and Story by John Frame, currently on view at the Huntington Library in San Marino?  It’s part puppetry, part kinetic sculpture; part grand opera, part grand guignol; part medieval morality play, part post-Armageddon futuristic narrative; part fairy tale, part visionary quest; part Luddite hand-carving and stitchery, part hi-tech animated movie.

Perhaps the German compound word does it best: Gesamtkunstwerk—the “all-together-art-work.” (Read More Here.)