Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bouquet of Wire Flowers

Although I didn't do so well in undergrad art history, I did discover a love for Alexander Calder. In 2013, as part of a hair/blog project (changingthelocks.com), I decided to get another tattoo. Scouring Calder books, I found this image:

Apparently, it was a gift. The caption reads, "When she was in the hospital, Calder visited and left on her bedside a bouquet of wire flowers (fig. 63), explaining that they would last longer than the real things." The flowers on me represent my family—me and my babes: 

Having done museum exhibits for years on a variety of topics, a new job has me faced with art for the first time. I'll draw inspiration from my ink.

Beth Kaminsky
Exhibit Coordinator
Denver International Airport

Want to share your own story and tattoo?
Email Beth: bredmondjones (at) sdnhm (dot) org or Paul: info (at) orselli (dot) net.