Medieval Moment, Writer’s Life

Good News!

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Not only do I know how to chain stitch, if I move very carefully, I can now do a French knot!

Good News!  In my favorite class, I was assured that I am on the Right Track.  All that obsessing over Vermeer is paying off.

img_3177 (Girl With A Flute, attributed to Vermeer, ca 1665-75, at the National Gallery in DC.)

I was also given much to chew on- PHD, turn my midterm into a historical tome, the reality of publishing and marketing.

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Bad News-  Museum Object Essay.

img_3912 (The Adoration of the Magi, German, Bavaria, Munich, 1507, on view at the Cloisters.)

“Choose one piece on exhibit at The Cloisters (except for any object in the Unicorn series of tapestries).  Write a 5-page essay on the object explaining how the object fits into the history of textiles…What does it tell us about the culture that created it?  How does it relate to your knowledge of textiles?”  Due, November 16.

Oh.  Medieval times…

img_2833 Bruno at the Canterbury Cathedral, July 2013.

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And yes, I am wrapping the blog up.  My writing life currently looks like this-

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I still need to figure a spectacular finish to my favorite class, amongst other writing demands before Thanksgiving, because at Thanksgiving, I want to look at more Vermeer.  There are 2 Vermeers at the Louvre I foolishly overlooked, in the presence of the Mona Lisa.

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This is the 2nd time I am at graduate school.

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That first time, my thesis document led to my publisher in Singapore, and my choreographic work led to an Esplanade commission for their inaugural dan:s festival.

IMG_2570 (photo credit- Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, About Last Night- choreography/costuming/artistic direction- yours truly, with lighting design by Tommy Wong.)

This time, I am studying a new language.  It’s not a cakewalk.

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This blog turned out to be the vehicle that brought me here.  Through meeting the many independent designers and other guests on this platform, I was given a chance to re-consider, fashion; the idea of dress as a curatorial art form.

img_2626 (Worth dress, Museum of the City of New York.)

Now that I am here, I really don’t want to waste my time, nor opportunity.  So I am retreating to work, harder.

img_3875 (photo credit- Dr Chan)

Before I fully retreat, I would like to say thank you so very much for stopping by, because a blog, like a dance, doesn’t exist without an audience.  And if you are curious about medieval art, The Cloisters is a gem situated on the most northern bits of Manhattan.

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You’ll just need to give yourself time, to get there.

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  •  The Met Cloisters, 99 Margaret Corbin Drive

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