These birthday gifts come with tongue in cheek. Museum Assistant (and artist) Kate Boone gives the blog a portrait of Security Room Operator (and artist) Champneys Taylor with a message. Program Coordinator at the Center for the Study of Modern Art Meg Clark riffs on a 2009 project in the Phillips cafe by artist collective dBfoundation that was called this is not that CAFE.
Braque’s Bird (1956) inspired The Experiment Station‘s avian avatar, which in turn inspired these winged 1st anniversary gifts. Manager of Public Programs and In-Gallery Interpretation Brooke Rosenblatt‘s cloud-shaped card shows Braque’s bird swooping in to blow out a candle. Museum Assistant (and artist) Joshua Navarro folded a paper crane with best wishes. And Conservation Fellow Patti Favero layered strips of paper and gold glitter to craft our blog a cozy nest.
What’s a birthday party without a cake (and balloons, party hats, and noise makers)? Museum Assistant (and artist) Sue Ahn and IT Support Specialist (and artist) Sandy Lee sculpt cakes and favors out of paper. In-Gallery Interpretation and Public Programs Coordinator Amanda Jirón-Murphy cuts away at her sheet to reveal a fête complete with treats.