We are able to express joy and pain about life experiences and events through artwork. For example, Autumn de Forest, 13 years old, “created a painting commemorating the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings” which she showcased at the Park West Gallery VIP Event at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston in 2005. She took the dark and painful event of the Boston Bombing and created a piece to remember those lost. She started painting when she was five years old and since has created beautiful masterpieces inspired by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
Read more about Autumn de Forest in the “Autumn de Forest wows collectors in Boston” article.
“In 2009, what is believed to be the world’s largest and rarest piece of cloth made entirely from the silk of the golden silk orb-weaver was exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. It is said to be the “only large piece of cloth made from natural spider silk existing in the world today.” It is a breathtaking textile and the story of its creation is fascinating.” –Ancient Origins
Watch how 1.2 million Madagascar Golden Orb Spiders spun the silk for a golden cape that took eight years to complete!
Then read and view more photographs of the Golden Cape here and read quick facts here!
Come on a museum tour with us in the fall and learn more about art history!