The Old Man's Cloth
Unlike the other pieces in the museum, this piece has an interesting medium that quickly captured my attention. The artist made the piece out of bottle caps and liquor bottles which was a bit striking to me. During that time period they were first introduced by colonists. Seeing this piece in the museum instead of online allowed me to better appreciate the time and effort that went into making this piece. I also would not be able to understand the texture of the piece and the different types of bottles used . I felt as if I understood the hardships the people went through in their society in creating this metallic cloth.
Art and Core Values: One of my many core values is personal growth. Over the years I have been trying to over come low self-esteem and gain self confidence. This particular piece by Ruth Bernhard, stood out to me the most because I saw myself in this lady. I would always try and hide my face when it came towards taking pictures or I would hide in the back to not be seen. Overall this piece reminded me of my new year's resolution, which is to feel comfortable in the skin that I am and learn to grow into a confident person. This are piece made me understand that I am not the only one dealing with self esteem and that I can inspire others to gain confidence. This motivates me to continue to stay positive and ignites that small flame in me that wants me to grow.