Me in the Kitchen Going Ham Again
The thing I liked about this piece was how it shows how many common, everyday objects are affecting our world. Tons of objects that we use daily are wasting our energy and hurting our atmosphere which is being affected at a very rapid rate. When you see this in person rather than reading about it and seeing pictures it really opens your eyes to how just by standing in a kitchen, which is in almost every house, you could name a ton of objects that are harming our environment by having them running or plugged in constantly.
My favorite exhibit in the Harn Museum was definitely the Asian exhibit. They made everything in the exhibit feel very natural and in tune with our earth. The exhibit was allowing plenty of natural light to enter and it consisted of many sculptures that looked as though they had been made from rock, wood, and other things that come from our land itself. It even included a outdoor area that had the feeling of being in nature. There were many trees/plants and rocks throughout and in the middle there was a small body of water that had a crick running into it. It was a very soothing and calming exhibit.
Throughout my life I've always been a firm believer in caring for others and putting family first. I interpreted both in this picture because as people we depend on others at different points in our lives. This mother is caring for her child and being very gentle. She could just change the baby and get it over with but she wants to make sure her child is getting the best care possible because she cares more about her child than whatever else she could be doing.
dThe Guerrilla Girls exhibit was very moving and very motivating to inspire change. Even today it can still be relate-able as women are still trying to fight for equality. Even more so back in older times women had a lot less rights and weren't as marketed for the simple fact that they were women. The Guerrilla Girls tried to promote change by including facts about how women weren't getting recognized for their work. Equality and respecting others are things that are a part of the Good Life and within this entire exhibit these women were fighting for just that.