This particular piece of art is made of old different colored aluminum foil that was compressed and molded together. This is an American piece made by John Chamberlain. This piece caught my eye immediately because I wondered what exactly it was and stood for. I could tell it was carefully put together because if it was not, all of the pieces of foil would fall apart. The picture does not fully show how strange, yet interesting this piece really is. Something that cant be seen is the texture that it has. What made it so striking to me is that it is made from aluminum foil and I have never seen a piece of art quite like it. This piece communicated to me that art can be made out of anything. The compressed foil made me feel that art has a different meaning to different people. For example, personally, I think the piece is ugly, whereas someone else may think its beautiful.
The Asia Wing is beautifully put together and was 100% the most appealing wing to me. From the lighting reflecting of the hardwood floor, to the beautiful garden behind it, the David A. Cofrin Asia art wing was the highlight of my trip. The art work is evenly spaced out, making everything very neat and organized. The garden behind the wing was well kept together and appealing. The wing itself made me feel very comfortable while I was in it. The glass windows leading out into the garden was a great touch by the creators of the museum. The museum overall was well designed so that it could be organized by the different cultures.
This piece of art is my favorite for personally reasons. the "swimming gator" by Hiram Williams is a American piece. The painting is from 1993 and is made of mixed media on canvas. Considering the art is a gator we immediately had a connection because so am I. I look at the picture and think that the gator is moving towards a goal and leaving the past in the past, well so am I. The gator looks almost like he is lost and trying to find his way much like me from this past year in college. This artwork helps me understand to believe in the process of life and also motivates me to try and be the best I can be. Once a gator always a gator.