The few days that we spent in New York was a whirlwind of excitement ; here are some favourite moments from a few of the students.
“On the final evening of our trip, having spent a long day visiting Queens, MoMA and seeing a dog driving a car, we climbed the few steps up to the Brooklyn Bridge, a world renowned suspension bridge designed by John A. Roebling, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. With sullen wind threatening to throw us off the bridge, we carefully made our way to the centre. As we stood sheltered by one of its towers, an awe inspiring view of the city overcame us. We were able to see all the wonders of New York, the Empire State Building, World Trade Centre and Statue of Liberty. Adam blew away…”
By Isaac Curiel
“Sat on the floor of the Museum of Modern Art, half way through a tour before the museum was open to the general public, facing Jackson Pollock’s One: Number 31, we were posed a question. “What does it sound like?”. Never have I stopped and thought what a painting sounds like. What it looks like, yes. How it makes me feel, yes. What a hidden meaning or inspiration or message could be, yes. But sounds like, I’d never thought about it before. Such a simple question, probably disregarded by most, but it sparked a whole new way of looking at art for me, especially abstract art that might be dismissed as someone carelessly throwing paint on a canvas. During the busy three and a half days we were in New York, we saw some incredible sites – the view from the the Top of the Rock at night, the iconic silhouette in front of the Hudson River, a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty – yet that was the moment that has stuck with me the most. And just in case you were curious, to me, Jackson Pollock’s One: Number 31 sounds like a party popper.”
By Elisheva Landau-Pope