We've had kind of...well...yucky weather this past week, but Mother Nature cooperated yesterday with a sunny warm winter day. I took the train in as usual and enjoyed a brisk walk to the museum. While waiting for the light at one point, I was perusing the skyline when something in an office window caught my eye.
Can you see it?
The bat signal?
Needless to say, a Holy smoke Batman! It's the bat signal escaped my lips only seconds before a chuckle did which was followed by a big smile at childhood memories of watching Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt and others. The light soon turned and it was off to MAD to meet up with Fiona and Barry.
Fiona and me. Photo taken by Barry.
Currently at MAD is the exhibit Hanging Around, Necklaces from the MAD Collection. Two of my favorite pieces are Giorgio Vigna's glass bubbles necklace, Gorgoglio and
Choonsoon Moon's necklace of cardboard, plastic and elastic. The graphic simplicity coupled with the materials and textural aspect of this piece were fascinating. My fingers were itching to touch and try it on. Alas, the glass enclosure and ever watchful guard ensured otherwise.
staircase looking down
The other piece that held me entranced was Shihoko Fukumoto's Tea Ceremony Room.
Woven with indigo dyed linen, it was ethereal and my photos are poor representations of this magnificent work. As I studied and admired it from outside, I imagined the experience of sitting inside its quietness, watching the breeze play on the linen panels while the scent of jasmine tea teased the air. Serenity.
Junco Sato Pollack's Cascade II of folded and stitched silver, silk organza and gold leaf was another that teased the senses.
While photographing the stitching and the finished edges, the shadows caught my eye.
All too soon, it was time to exit MAD, but not before I chanced another upward glance...this time from the bottom of the staircase.
Thank you Fiona and Barry for including me in your vacation. I hope the rest of it is as enjoyable as yesterday.