July 12, 2017

Milan, Lyon & London

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May 27, 2017

Recap: Japan

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April 16, 2017

Recap: Indonesia

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March 22, 2017

Recap: Rajasthan

**Click the following links to see my art historical recaps of Udaipur, Ranakpur, and Jodhpur!

{Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur}

{Ranakpur Jain Temple}

{Ahar Cenotaphs, Udaipur}

{Jodhpur City}

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March 14, 2017

Recap: Delhi and Agra

**To see my art historical recap of Delhi and Agra for the Brooklyn Museum, click here!

{The ultimate expression of eternal love. Commissioned by Shah Jahan (1592-1666) as a mausoleum for his late wife, the Taj Mahal was built over 22 years and required over 20,000 artisans to decorate the white marble structure with intricate carving and inlaid semi-precious stones.}

{The Darwaza-e-rauza (Great Gate) directly faces the Taj Mahal and is architecturally reminiscent of the Mughal architecture of earlier rulers. Its archways mirror the Taj Mahal’s archways.}

{These marble inlay artisans have been using the same techniques as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago when they decorated the Taj Mahal. The formula for their secret glue is handed down only from son to son, making their craft rare even today. Although I couldn’t get ahold of their recipe, I managed to get a small tutorial on making inlay pieces!}

{This inlaid marble panel on the façade of the Taj Mahal exemplifies the floral motif style that is typical of Mughal decoration during the time of Shah Jahan. Such flowers are stemmed and characterised by their delicate lines and colourful petals or intricate carving.}

{Goodbye, Taj Mahal! Next stop: Rajasthan!}

 

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March 3, 2017

Scenes from February

  {Ascending a Mayan temple at sunset in Coba, Mexico}

With all the traveling that I’ve done this past month, February just flew by! And now I’m about to go to India tomorrow! As a recap, here are some photos from the last few weeks.

{At the Kusama exhibition in D.C.}

{Hiking to the Hollywood sign}

{Tulum, Mexico}

{After brunching in New York}

{Coba, Mexico}

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February 15, 2017

Packing list: Mexico

Soon I’ll be leaving for Tulum, Mexico! I can’t tell you how excited I am to 1.) go to Mexico (for the first time!), and 2.) escape the gloomy skies and slushy snow situation that is currently New York.

Below are what I’ll be bringing with me!

 

 

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December 13, 2016

scenes from my last two weeks

image1{Cycling along Manly Beach in Sydney}

This year I spent Thanksgiving in Australia with my family. The weather was perfect, I got to spend some quality time with my one-year-old nephew, and I got my fill of authentic Asian food! Other recent highlights include spending some time in the conservation lab of the museum and the opening of our new exhibition, “Infinite Blue.” Happy Holidays!

image2{Bondi Beach}

image3{The exhibition that I’ve been working on finally went up!}

image5{A Mayan figure undergoing treatment in the conservation lab}

image4{One of our Egyptian sarcophagi in the lab}

image6{Church of St. Mary, the venue of a Renaissance music Christmas concert I attended}

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October 24, 2016

scenes from my past few weeks

image7{The Fairy Pools at the Isle of Skye in Scotland}

As I was thinking about the past few weeks, I realized that my blog is now a year old! I wish I had a more momentous way of commemorating its survival, but I don’t, and can only offer a few reflective words instead. This blog was largely started without a distinct focus, hence its initial categorization as a ‘lifestyle blog.’ Although I expected the majority of my posts to be about the art that I deal with on a daily basis, I never imagined that the majority of its topics would cover disparate, unrelated areas ranging from Russian literature to the metaphysical lyrics of Florence+the Machine. That said, however, I’ve been starting to narrow my focus and will continue to do so after having discovered what works most for me. You’ll see what I mean! Until then, please enjoy a few moments of my life from this month below!

image4{Walking around Scotland}

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{This one was especially friendly!}

image8{Me, as a red speck in the highlands}

image1-2{Some curators from Japan, examining some of our works}

image1{At Frieze in London}

image10{At the home of Steven Korff, a collector of Japanese ceramics who was featured in the New York Times in August}

image1-1{The Untermeyer Gardens in Yonkers, New York}

 

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October 1, 2016

Packing list: Scotland

Next week I’ll be going to the Isle of Skye in Scotland! Below are the key wardrobe items that I’ll be bringing with me, sorted into two outfits.

scotland

 

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