This work of art is created on cotton cloth using synthetic dye. It is incredible to see it in person, because it really looks like there is texture, like perhaps the design is woven into the cloth. However, if you go up close, the patterns are actually dyed into the fabric. The technique is just incredible, because the designs truly seem to pop out of the page. The design is meant to show the incredible talent of the women in West Africa who create these designs. To me, it shows their incredible talent and ability to create art with limited resources. It made me feel as if I was experiencing a part of their culture.
My favorite part of the museum's design was this arrangement of ceramic vases. It fills the entire wall, each one carefully arranged to create a beautiful arrangement, the different colors and sizes complementing eachother. To me, this was a beautiful and unique way to display these pieces, rather than individually placing them in glass boxes around a room. The shelf itself is a work of art, beautifully polished and unique, with the different shelves being different heights and widths. Like the vases belong to different culture, it feels as if they belong to someone, as if they are in a cabinet in someone's home.
This piece shows an aerial view of New York City. It appeals to two of my core values, loyalty and family. I am from a city too, Philadephia, and this piece reminds me of the beauty of the lights in the city. It appeals to the core value loyalty because it reminds me that no matter where I go, I will always be loyal to my friends and my city, and I will always be able to go back to my roots. It appeals to the value of family because my family lives in the city, and seeing this picture reminded me of the pure excitement of returning home and flying over the city, seeing the lights and knowing my family is down there somewhere.