Though it may be a little cliché to send out a thank you on this day, I would be remiss if I didn't express my gratitude. It's been over 2 1/2 years since we first launched this website. Like anyone, I had my doubts, would my brother (Eugene, yes - he's my brother) and I be able to survive, to weather a down economy, to learn and grow My Modern Met to what it could be?
If these past few months are any indication, the answer is absolutely..yes. My vision for My Modern Met has always been to build one great city - where we could learn from each other and celebrate our creativity. Through our interviews with artists and photographers we've learned that hard work and perseverance are just as important as developing a creative side. That collaboration can make ideas go farther and that we must believe in ourselves before anyone can believe in us.
So, what will this new year bring? Well, you'll just have to wait and see. What I can promise you is that we're going to keep learning and growing, challenging ourselves to make the Met even more exciting.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for believing in this endeavor. We wouldn't be anywhere without you.
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
P.S. Above pic is Takashi Murakami in his Thanksgiving Day parade costume. This year Mr. Murakami sent word that he wanted to create balloons of Kaikai and Kiki for the Thanksgiving Day parade. In response to e-mailed questions on the NY Times
, he explained that the characters “in many ways represent the aesthetic philosophy behind my work.”
“They are cute yet fearsome,” he wrote, “modern and yet connected to the past. They embody eccentric beauty.”
A great explanation of our philosophy.