“Hovor II” by El Anatsui。我很喜歡這個作品，創作者用大量的金屬瓶的頂部與底部，再利用銅線編成。來看看作品的說明，會更有感覺。
Born in Ghana in 1944, El Anatsui has spent his life largely in Nigeria. His work reflects his awareness of both the international contemporary art market and what he calls “classical” African art. In Hovor II he has transformed discarded metal bottle tops into a monumental, textilelike sculpture. Small strips of metal are flattened and fastened together with copper wire to form sheets. The sheets are then joined in an overall pattern that recalls the woven and pieced designs of kente cloth, a traditional type of Asante or Ewe royal cloth that is worn during important social, political, and religious occasions. In addition to being a reference to royal cloth, this piece is also a commentary on our global economy of consumption and recycling. It is a stunning work of art that conveys ideas about the resilience of African traditions over time and the reality of contemporary existence in Africa.
Vase and Paper Weight by Louis Comfort Tiffany。色彩炫麗的兩個作品，但是看到這兩個作品時先引起我注意的卻是創作者的大名，不禁聯想到那家 Tiffany Co.，於是後來也順便問一下大美女 Tiffany Co. 的創辦人是誰，原來是個叫做 Charles Lewis Tiffany 的人，再從 Wikipedia 上頭一查，喔，原來 Louis Comfort Tiffany 就是 Charles Lewis Tiffany 的兒子。
而今天看到最有趣的作品是下面這兩幅。第一幅是”Salmon Trout and Smelt” by Samuel Marsden Brookes，第二幅是”Samuel Marsden Brookes in His Studio” by Edwin Deakin。沒錯，第二幅裡頭就可以看到第一幅作品在創作時的場景。 XD XD XD
During the 1870s, Brookes shared his studio with Edward Deakin, who painted four oils of Samuel that evoked life at the cluttered studio.