FreedomThis sculpture moves me and fully represents a freedom that we've obtained and hope to fully experience in our future. I think this sculpture represents where we've come from; where we are; and where we are going.
Size: 20 feet long x 8 feet high
Weight: 7,000 pounds
Sculptor: Zenos Frudakis
Date of Dedication: June 18, 2001
Location: 16th and Vine Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wicked ~ The MusicalWinner of the 2004 Tony Awards for Best Musical
Starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth.
A combination of a contemporary score with a modern prequel to a classic story. A perfect example of theatre in the 21st century.
Music and lyrics by composer Stephen Schwartz and a book by writer Winnie Holzman.
Real Beauty Dove CampaignA first-ever campaign to feature and celebrate real women. Since then, the world has changed rapidly and the very definition of beauty has taken on multiple meanings. The emergence of "health at every size" has been a part of this century.
Kara Walker ~ painterKara Elizabeth Walker is an American contemporary painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist, and film-maker who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence, and identity in her work.
This is her piece on the Civil War. Her work is so relevant to this time period.
A film about race, gender, loss, misunderstanding, crime, and people as they are and as they are viewed. 13 years ago, and we are still facing these issues.
Cornelia Konrad ~ ArtistCornelia Konrads
Installation on a forest clearing
Specializing in suspended sculptures, Konrad creates works of art that appear to float and fly through the air. In order to maintain a nature-based aesthetic in her work, she installs her pieces outside. Reminds us to slow down and connect spiritually to nature. Perfect in a time of the Yoga and Mediation craze.
Misty Copeland ~ DancerMisty Copeland became the third African American female soloist at the American Ballet Theater back in 2007. Inspiring and a reminder that we are moving forward in all aspects of race and opportunity.
Everything Fell Into The Right HandsPhotograph by Daniëlle Van Ark
Epson archival pigmnt print in Ilford Fibresilk Gold paper
15.75 x 18.90 in
40.0 x 48.0 cm
A beautiful reminder that age is ever present in our culture and perhaps, an opportunity to highlight age/wisdom together.
Inception of InstagramSocial Media gains momentum
Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone.
Only pictures that tell stories. Truth? Illusion? Up to the viewer, I believe.
Lady Gaga ~ Musicianhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV1FrqwZyKw
Born This Way Video
Her voice is that of this time period. Not only is she insanely gifted vocally but, GaGa speaks of acceptance, truth, diversity, and self-love
Novel by John GreenAn honest story that boldly navigates teenage terminal illness that affected my teenage daughter and therefore lands on this timeline.
Indie Poet TISHANI DOSHI, based in Chennaihttps://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/56733/the-river-of-girls
a "Me Too" movement before the movement! Powerful and Important and severely relevant to what is happening NOW!
Velvet and Slate ~ Jewlery Art by Karisa PeroneEach piece is hand crafted with special attention paid to the finishing details. The feathers are real, and each is unique and organic in nature, making every piece of jewelry one of a kind. Every item is made in the USA. Sexy and free spirited for a modern woman.
One World Trade CenterOne World Trade Center is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City.
Construction started: April 27, 2006
I was 9 months pregnant with my child in 2001 when the towers were hit. I had just left living in NYC after 12.5 years. The thought of bringing a life into the world at such a painful time was difficult. This rebuilding represents my faith in our country. My daughter's name is Faith.
Essence of RegretArtist ~ Ali Cavanaugh
8x8 watercolor on clay panel
Her realism is intoxicating to me and the face and eyes of a child feel like a voice of a modern generation.
Waking Up ~ Sam Harris Podcasthttps://samharris.org/podcast/
neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author—as he explores some of the most important questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Podcasts are the way of this century
Ryuichi Sakamoto - The Revenant Main Theme (The Revenant Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czv8J1W4yYU
A brilliant film cinematically as well as the performances. The score is pointed and emotionally charged.
Bell WorksBell Works is the reimagining of the historic former Bell Labs building in Holmdel, N.J. Today, the building is one-of-a-kind destination for business and culture, complete with a blossoming ecosystem of technology, traditional offices, retail, dining, hospitality, and much more.
This Is Us ~ Television Showhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_gVYoUbrLM
The most beautiful, smart, emotionally full television show that focuses on relevant and family oriented topics. Feels so modern, though it moves from past to present.
"What About Us?" by Pinkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClU3fctbGls
I will say it. I think this song is an anthem directed toward our current politics and I feel Pink is a voice of this century.
Annie Leibovitz ~ PhotographerOne of the most famous American portrait photographers, Annie Leibovitz is known for her exceptional work photographing the portraits of celebrities.
Commercial ~ T-Mobile (T-Ball)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn5MIQOLWug
Cute T-Mobile commercial 2018 featuring a young T-ball player, Nick, whose mom is worried about him. This is about connecting via cell phone in a modern age.
American Son ~ Broadway PlayWritten by: Christopher Demos-Brown and directed by Tony Award® winner Kenny Leon
American Son takes place at a Florida police station in the middle of the night, where a mother is engaged in a search for her missing teenage son. A story that deals with race and gender inequality.