Last Saturday, my husband whisked me away to Denver for a much needed break from the studio. We went to the Denver Art Museum and to the Botanical Gardens. It was the first time I've ever gone to the museum to see just one exhibit, but this one was extraordinary, Tutankhamen: the Golden King and Great Pharaohs. There is usually a wait to purchase tickets, but we arrived at the perfect time and were able to get right in. It was breathtaking! As a sculptor I am always intrigued with different types of stone and what has been carved from them. I still have a difficult time grasping the idea of how these ancient people lived and what they accomplished in their life time. To see these statues of pharaohs in person and the furniture and jewelry...it just blows my mind. I love it! One of the ideas that I liked about this time in history is the symbolism that they used. Images of birds, beatles and cats keep entering my mind as I replay what I saw. The gold and beads that were used in the jewelry. The idea of keeping internal organs in an urn for the afterlife. There was art in everything they did.
...and then we went to the Botanical Gardens! Ever since my friend Suzanne brought back pictures of Henry Moore sculptures from NY, I knew I had to see them for myself. And were they beautiful! I couldn't imagine them being anywhere else. If you are ever in Denver and get the chance, I highly recommend the trip to the gardens. David and I arrived around 5 and couldn't have planned it better. The lighting for pictures was perfect and there weren't a lot of people. I kept telling him, if we lived here, I would work here. I could come here everyday! It was the perfect day!