Spent the weekend with a group of six screen printing students and an esteemed colleague in New York City. We visited the Met, MoMA, Whitney and Guggenheim. Walked through galleries in Chelsea and navigated security check points to experience the 9/11 memorial. Spent time with master printers at Pace Editions and Brand X.
The trip was fantastic and the kids were very...tolerant of my enthusiastic planning. It's so hard to read these youngsters. We experienced so many truly incredible things and it didn't seem to phase them. Were they displaying their sophistication through apathy? Upon reflection I had a small moment of insight: trips like this are a lot like Christmas morning. Ripping through carefully wrapped boxes, Grandma's tedious work purling and knitting isn't given a second glance when placed next to a new Transformer toy. I hope as these youngsters continue their art education they'll find value in this hand knit sweater.