Posts by Arnesia Young

Arnesia Young

Arnesia Young is a contributing writer for My Modern Met and an aspiring art historian. She holds a BA in Art History and Curatorial Studies with a minor in Design from Brigham Young University. With a love and passion for the arts, culture, and all things creative, she finds herself intrigued by the creative process and is constantly seeking new ways to explore and understand it.

October 26, 2021

Creative Design Turns a VW Bus Into a Luxury Pontoon Boat

If you’ve ever dreamed of dropping everything and taking an epic road trip across the country (and even if you haven’t), then you’ve likely encountered the concept of van life. The freedom of living on the open road has its appealing qualities, and it has blown up in popularity in recent years. Long gone is the stigma of “living in a van down by the river.” Ironically, that’s actually the fantasy for some people now.

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October 24, 2021

Intricate Copper Wire Forms Explore Innate Connections Between Humans and Nature

Australian artist Sally Blake contemplates the intimate connections between humans and the natural world. Working in a wide range of mediums—including textiles, drawing, and sculpture—she calls her practice a “visualization of the natural laws and patterning that hold people in right relationship with Earth, as well as the consequences of these unravelings.” Some of her most striking pieces are those that she crafts from thin twines of copper wire.

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October 19, 2021

Maya Angelou Will Be the First Woman To Appear on the U.S. Quarter in 2022

When was the last time you actually had a look at the change in your wallet? Unless you’re an avid coin collector, it was probably too long ago to even remember. But a new series of quarters might just give you a reason to pay closer attention. In 2022, the American Women Quarters Program—a four-year initiative set out by the United States Mint—will begin issuing quarters featuring the likenesses of inspiring American women.

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October 15, 2021

Animator and Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson Who Worked With Walt Disney Dies at the Age of 111

Embed from Getty Images Ruthie Tompson, an animator and certified Disney Legend, had one of the longest histories at The Walt Disney Company, even working directly with Walt and Roy O. Disney in the animation studio’s earliest days. Officially starting her career as a painter in the company’s Ink & Paint Department, she later went on to fulfill other important roles in scene planning, final check, and the camera department.

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