Sunday, November 7, 2010
Museum of Arts and Design
Our first day in New York City always starts with a visit to the Museum of Arts and Design. How simple can a teapot be? This simple. The pattern on this plate had me rethinking my use of color in my glazes.
This artist's work was interesting and we were amused at the bottom item in the first series - those are actually bugs on the brooch. And we used to have a VW. Here is the text for her work:
"Helena Biermann Angel
Hit the Road Series I (3 pieces) is a set of brooches that encapsulate particles collected in devices attached to the artist's car during various journeys. In Hit the Road Series II, she attached the brooches directly to the car's tailpipe, the emissions affected the surface patterns; just as pollution changes the environment. All of these works are records in tribute to the imperceptible elements which affect our transit through life."