birds

Put An Owl On It


Owls are nocturnal birds that are characterized in most people’s memories as wise creatures, perched up on their branch overlooking the world’s activities; always awake, eyes never closed.  In my memory, owls are the talisman of a childhood favorite lollipop, the tootsie roll pop. The mind burning question of: “How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To The Center Of A Tootsie Pop?” The answer of course being, “The world may never know.”
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"Arches" from the Mezzotone Papers


Ilonka Karasz (1896-1981) designed in a variety of media, including wallpaper, silver, textiles, and furniture, but was probably best known for her New Yorker magazine cover illustrations. She designed 186 covers in total beginning in 1925. She was the first woman admitted to the Royal School of Arts and Crafts in Budapest. After emigrating from Hungary to the United States in 1913, Karasz became one of few women working in the design field.
mural, trees, birds, surreal, panorama, wallpaper, Ilonka Karasz

Image & Motif: Winged Creatures


All manner of imaginary flying creatures, birds, insects, and butterflies are displayed on wallpapers, ceramics, textiles, gilt bronze, drawings, and designs for objects such as thrones and urns.  This installation highlights objects from the Museum's permanent collection, and is part of the ongoing exhibition, The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.
animals, birds, insects, butterflies, wallpapers, ceramics, textiles, drawings, permanent collection, exhibitions