Believe it or not, there was a reason why I made my sister walk a lot while she was visiting. Besides the fact that I am an inveterate walker, I had more time during break and it’s just calming to walk in the company of a loved one, I simply wanted my sister to be more curious.
If you haven’t noticed already in my instagram photos or facebook posts, I quite like street art. I think it’s the “voice” that says what everyone is thinking but is too afraid to say. Its transient nature, as ever-changing as our own mood and lives, intrigues me. It’s a barometer or even a mood ring of our culture and by extension, perhaps, the collective voice of our generation if not our time. For the most part, art you see in galleries and museums reflects the inner workings of the artist/creator whereas the way I see it, street art is created for the public by the public. The city, NYC in this case, is a canvas.
Art is relatable to each and every one of us in some way. I especially like street art because someone like me- someone who isn’t a professional artist, just someone with a vision- created it and had an impact on others.
Besides, street art makes nice backgrounds for photos, don’t you think? I say win-win.
Here is the street art we came across!! All photos taken by me, please credit accordingly Continue reading
Sandy has passed leaving millions without power. She has also swept away most of the Halloween spirit.
Luckily many were able to celebrate Halloween this past weekend before the storm. I’m not surprised to hear that some of Fall’s “most sought-after costumes” came from superhero movies from “The Dark Knight Rises,” to “The Avengers,” to “The Amazing Spiderman.” Catwoman and Poison Ivy costumes were reported to be popular for women. If I were to dress up I would’ve gone for the Selina Kyle Catwoman look myself.
“German philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote that what we wear says something about the dreams, hopes and preoccupations of society as a whole. This is especially true at Halloween, when our fixations, in everything from politics to pop culture surface as costumes”- Anna Russell (from WSJ article)
So… this is what Fall (is supposed to) look(s) like: (Photos all taken by me)
Of course the GMAT decides to make a change the year I’m considering taking it. It now has an Integrated Reasonings section, where test takers are required to evaluate and analyze data/information from a variety of sources then develop strategies and make decisions based off that information.
The way I see it, we do this everyday. In business and life.
I thought a fun way to brush up on these skills would be to share Carl Richards’ thought provoking but simple sketches which were actually first done to make “complex financial concepts easier to understand.” Check out more of his sketches by clicking on any of the images below.
Knock yourself out.