There I was clearing off the windshield while the radio filled the interior: the mayor of Boston asking people to stay home. I would have stayed home, I love staying home on days like this, but it was the final day of the Carrie Mae Weems show in Harvard Square and I had a plan with a friend.
The last two Louvre photos feature stacked chairs that were at the ready for a closing presentation. The peony prints were art in and of themselves but were also tribute specimens that the artist collaborated to develop in honor of W.E.B. DuBois. She also created a garden.
The garden is in Amherst and already on my summer wish list of day trips.
It would have been nice to meet the artist but it was also nice to have a fairly urgent reason other than my own impatience not to stay.
I will spend part of the afternoon curled up with Finn and the heating pad listening to her speak on YouTube.
If I weren’t posting on my phone I’d insert more links. She is easy to find. Really worth finding. So are some of the reviews of her work.