After leaving Touchstone Center for Crafts I spent a restful night in Pittsburgh and then took a very early train to New York City.  A quick nine hours later I was there.  

Serendipity is a word that I have used quite a bit in the past number of months of my life.  Ever since I found out about my scholarship and started planning this little adventure I have been carrying around a ripped out page from Metalsmith magazine advertising the Multiple Exposures Jewelry and Photography exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design.  It was first on my list of museums to see while I was there.  Before getting there I thought I could do MAD, the Guggenheim, and explore the Highline on my first day.  It took me about 3 hours to get to MAD since there was so much to see along the way and then once I was there I didn't want to leave, so I realized that my itinerary might have to change a little.  

After spending the weekend at Touchstone immersed in techniques to use images in metalwork, exploring a jewelry and photography exhibition felt pretty perfect.  It was a beautiful exhibition and MAD was a very cool place.  I loved so many pieces in this exhibition but the ones that captivated me the most were a collaboration between jeweler Karl Fritsch and photographer Gavin Hipkins who have found a unique way to combine their mediums.  Here is a photo of their work from Ocula.com 

Karl Fritsch and Gavin Hipkins

Since the exhibition was about image they had a selfie camera there which was smile activated.  Here I am with my best faux smile ;) 

I took this image overlooking Central Park from MAD's restaurant, Robert where I sat for a while afterwards sipping Pimms.  

I spent 6 nights in nyc and it was a really fun exciting experience.  Coming home and reflecting on my 11 day journey the part that captivated my heart the most was my time at Touchstone.  Thank-you so much Crafthaus and Touchstone for giving me such an amazing opportunity!

These are my favourite trinkets from my trip and have become my coffee table centrepiece until I can find their permanent home.  A rusty piece of metal found on the street in Pittsburgh, a bent nail and a heart shaped rock found on the grounds of Touchstone, and one of the pieces that I made during my workshop.  

 

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