This particular piece is one by cuban artist, Wilfredo Lam (1902-1982). Wilfredo Lam was known for creating art of simplicity while showcasing a richness of color. This particular piece I found very interesting because the form of the art is something I am extremely unfamiliar with. It looks almost as if a child drew a stick through the mud but I also perceive a sense of seriousness with this piece. The method of execution is beautiful in the sense that it seems so unorthodox and creative and I'm glad this piece caught my eye.
Design of the Museum
This particular section of the museum jumped out at me and I found it really nice and quaint. This is the Paula and Marsha Criser Garden which features the piece, Juchiteca de Pie by Francisco Zúñiga. The reason I think I liked this so much is because it was a nice little garden oasis in the middle of the museum. Although it is exposed to natural sunlight and there are earth elements (plants, rocks e.t.c.) in the garden, you are only able to enter the garden through the inside of the museum. The garden is small and enclosed on four sides by the outer walls of the museum and a glass wall that allows for viewing and a door to enter and exit the garden. I thought it was a nice tough to make the garden seem exclusive and special by positioning it where it was within the museum.
Art and Core Values