Posts by Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
June 19, 2023

Photographer Wears a Puffin Decoy To Blend in With the Real Birds

There’s the old saying that if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Photographer Martin Yelland incorporated this idea in capturing images of wildlife, and it was as amusing as it was successful. While on a snorkeling trip at Skomer Island off the coast of West Wales, he donned a decoy puffin on his head while approaching the real birds swimming nearby—and it worked!

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June 14, 2023

Vibrant Paintings of Different Animals Living Harmoniously Together on Varied Landscapes

The climate crisis is unavoidable, and it seeps into nearly every facet of our lives. Artist Antonio Segura, aka Dulk, expresses this idea through his colorful works that both celebrate nature’s biodiversity and consider its demise. His surreal paintings appear in his exhibition titled Heritage, now on display at Thinkspace in Los Angeles. The images are of animals that seem to be looking at what's beyond them.

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June 13, 2023

Pat Sajak Announces He’s Retiring From ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Hosting After 41 Seasons

The game show Wheel of Fortune is a mainstay of broadcast television, and host Pat Sajak is as iconic as the program itself. But not for much longer; Sajak is stepping down as host. He recently announced that he'll be retiring from the show at the end of the upcoming season. “Well, the time has come,” Sajak said. “I’ve decided that our 41st season, which begins in September, will be my last.

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June 9, 2023

22-Foot-Long Drawing Explores the Olympics Through a Trio of Cities and Greek God Zeus

Some cities feel like they are a part of you. Whether it’s the architecture, people, or culture, the connection you have can feel like an extension of your soul. Artist Oscar Oiwa has this type of special attachment to different cities across the globe. Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Paris, and New York deeply inform his work. It's exemplified in his new exhibition titled Metropolis, which features fantastical versions of the cities drawn in marker and charcoal.

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