One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
Along with seeing amazing art and beautiful scenery, one of the best parts about traveling across the country is that I get to visit historical sites that are meaningful not only for the time of the actual events, but also for their powerful implications and lasting impact. All in all, this trip is making me appreciate the things that I often take for granted!
Tom Friedman, Untitled (Seascape), 2012, paper, Saint Louis Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.
The museum is full of great artworks. I also thoroughly enjoyed the museum’s special exhibitions such as the Tragic and Timeless: The Art of Mark Rothko exhibit (May 24–Sept 14, 2014) and the simple yet powerful Anything but Civil: Kara Walker’s Vision of the Old South exhibit (Feb 26–Aug 10, 2014).
The above artwork is one of my favorites from the museum: Tom Friedman’s elegant white paper seascape was created by folding the horizon line and adding smaller creases to imitate the appearance of rippling water!