Haven't been to the Museum of Modern Art in 5 or 6 years and I took myself there on NYC trip this past weekend. Of course, one wanders around, unsure what to focus upon, being pushed this way and that way by the throngs of other museum goers, some clearly suffering, wildly uncomfortable and not sure why the hell they are there.
|Me, excited in my taxi, en route to the MOMA
|Natalia Goncharova. Imagine piling stitches up on top of each other in this way.
|Gino Severini. Imagine attaching dull sequins to your piece, over stitching.
|Piet Mondrian. Black outline around your stitches.
|Diego Rivera. Playing with stitched portraiture inspired by this.
Then I started finding text, which I adore stitching.
|Joseph Kosuth. Imagine providing false definitions.
Finally I found the Talk to Me exhibit, which featured MANY works that had text and symbols within them, but were really about the interaction between people and their technology. As someone who texts constantly (to the point that I probably drive people crazy), is on Twitter and Facebook, has met a few amazing people through online dating, has reconnected with old friends through email, blogs, lives with her iPhone in her bra and gets her news almost exclusively through the NY Times online, interacting with technology is an interesting subject.
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|Imagine false info being mapped.
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|I adore the symbols.
Oh, and the the catalog of "Ss" in Parisian graffiti really appealed to both the artist/text obsessed part of me and the nerdy kid who loves lists of things part of me.
|Graffiti Taxonomy, Paris
And then there is the wonderful, fragile beauty of drawings on napkins. And I imagine stitching into paper napkins and leaving them to be found.
|Jim Hodges. A Diary of Flowers.
|The garden is peaceful even if we are not.
Rested in the sculpture garden at the moment and allowed all of the ideas to wash over me. So many sources of inspiration out there. So many wonderful people in my life.
I'm goofily grateful.