That is because, as of now, that Chihuly I could only write about. Now, I can photograph and share it with you. For the past few years, I could only show things that were outside the galleries, or in workshop situations, like the Maya Lin or workshops, where I could show my hometown museum and collections or shows. Now, thanks to that little Japanese man who ran around with a flash, photographing everything, I learned today, I could put that camera that was in my hand to good use. So I will start, by saying, the OMA has a fresh look. They actually took down some walls, and shook up some of the collections.
I have covered for some grades Matisse, Mondrian, Kline and the Hard Edge painters. Third will paint like Rothko and experiment with him, while we cover the color wheel. But I can never get enough of abstract expressionism, because it is such a natural for pure design. The kids seem to like it, and I rarely get “anybody could do that.” So this guy, I immediately love and have ideas for big paintings for Art Club done on poster paper with large brushes and a brighter palette!
And just when you think, what am I doing teaching this, this 92 year young painter comes along and shows you the love of color on color and brushwork that delineates something. Thank you, Harold Garde. Thank you, OMA.