Today’s lecture was amazing. I really enjoyed having the opportunity to hear about the whole exhibit from Julia herself, and it was something that offered insight into the exhibit as a whole that I had never experienced before. This was the fourth time that I had walked through the exhibit, and after hearing it described by three people prior to Julia, I thought I knew all there was to know about the exhibit. I was completely wrong, and the impressions I had of each of her pieces and her inspirations were changed after hearing her speak.
I was truly curious to hear about her feminist approach to art, and after hearing how these were ideals she was raised with, and these ideals still inspire her work today, I was inspired. I also think that hearing her discuss her illustrated book helped shaped my idea of play and a playground as I start working on my final illustration. I cannot wait to go through the exhibit a 5th time, and be able to see it yet another light after listening to Julia speak today.