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Nash Gallery 4/1/10


While strolling through the gallery on this hot spring day, I noticed a stack of pillows on the far wall. As I got closer, there was a wall of pillows with small openings in the middle. I immediately felt joy on this already joyous day. I don't know if it's art, but I give Juana BerrĂ­o a thumbs up.
I had never seen a wall of pillows so massive and I wished I could've had something like this when I was younger. Back when I was still a kid, I used to build forts with chairs, tables, blankets, and pillows with my brother. It was our very own version of dodgeball. I really didn't care if my parents would come home angry. All that mattered was that I was victorious. If Juana would have helped me out back then, I would be unstoppable.
Out of all the other pieces in the gallery, this one was most relevant to me. The piece has the word fun written all over it. I just wanted to jump in it or knock it over but that's just mean.
It's interesting how objects that we take for granted can be viewed as art. I loved how there was a a large variety of pillows and color. It made the "fort" seem very enjoyable and made me want to relive my younger years. I'm not sure if the piece is complete yet though because it would awesome to peek inside the fort and actually see something cool.

Nash Piece

This piece by Rachel Breen caught my eye the moment I walked by it. Maybe
the fact that it took up the whole wall could have been why. Or maybe it
was the only white and black piece? Either way, it got my attention. And I
am very glad that it did.
At first, I thought this piece was made out of cloth. I went closer to
it and it definitely was not cloth. It was just a wall and what seemed like
charcoal. From far away, it looks exactly as if the piece had been sewed.
What I love about this piece is how it seems so energetic but yet so calm.
The dark strands look like they want to move but they can't. This piece
reminds me of the ocean with its never-ending waves. If I could, this piece
would definitely be my wallpaper for my computer.
The meaning behind this piece is that the art of sewing and how it changes
what is being brought together into something new. I think it would have
been interesting though if it was actually sewed. I think it would have
added texture and a more realistic feel.
This piece could also portray hope and possibility because it feels
like it does not have any boundaries and has limitless potential. The piece
could have been rearranged and the meaning wouldn't change.
The black and white of the piece really made me focus on the dark strands.
I think if there was more color then it would only distract people's
eyes. Rachel says that the piece connects what is broken. It took me awhile
to interpret that meaning but now I understand.