This bottle cap, Between Earth and Heaven, caught our attention. The work celebrates West African traditions of strip woven textiles, developed by weavers in Ghana.
This clock in the jewels exhibition brings monogramming to a whole new level. Hello, diamond monogram clock hands.
Thanks to Abby, we paid a visit to her most favorite friend, PixCell-Deer#24. In the midst of large Japanese panels, this amazing sculpture appears. A taxidermy deer is transformed by artificial crystal glass through the artist’s use of variably sized “PixCell” beads, a term the artist Kohei Nawa invented. The Met describes PixCell as a portmanteau word combining the idea of a “cell” with that of a “pixel,” the smallest unit of digital media. Absolutely breathtaking.
As the sun started to set, we made our way downtown and spent the rest of the night at The Headless Horseman, meeting up with other boarding school friends at a St Mark’s alum event. Maybe because we were just at The Met or maybe just out of pure love, several of us reminisced about our extraordinary art/art history teacher, Ms. Barbara Putnam, who instilled a love of art to her students across all disciplines. Sometimes you can have a really tough teacher and not appreciate them until you have somehow made it through their class, with Ms. Putnam we knew how lucky we were every day-high standards and all.