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Simply put, artfully satisfying

09/07/2011

I fell in love with the work of Dalton Ghetti on a trip to the New Britain Museum of American Art a couple of years ago. His carved pencils were whimsical, charming. I loved that you could see that each was the stub of a well worn pencil. Asking the question, “what is this all about?” you go in close and discover the tiny gem carved into the top of the lead.

As we head toward the 10th anniversary of that fateful day; 09/11/01, there are many tributes and artworks to honor those who fell that day and gave service that day. Some are complex. Some are intricate. Dalton Ghetti will unveil his work this Sunday at NBMAA and I am struck by its simplicity and poignancy. For me, the best of art (and design) makes its statement clearly and concisely. In this case 3,000 tears carved for 3,000 lives lost. I can’t wait to see it. Check it out if you can!

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