Tuesday, December 28, 2010

100








My Gaga ( great grand mother ) turned 100 this month. How amazing is that! It's just unfathomable. So to help me grasp what it could mean to reach 100, I created this timeline with a few major historic events that Gaga lived through. Bertha Vaughn Brown was born Dec 24, 1910 in Greensboro Kentucky. She has lived during the times of: The sinking of the Titanic, End of WW1, Womens Liberation Movement, Stock Exchange Crash & the Great Depression.
She was around when a dozen eggs cost 12 cents, the start of WW2, the day Nuclear weaponry was dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki. She was there during the Civil Rights Movement, 1st man on the moon, the end of the Vietnam War, Here During 9/11 and around to see America elect it's 1st African American President.

17 comments:

Daniel Woodling said...

I love the graphic you use for the woman. It's so stylish and fun.

Eimhin said...

Amazing stuff!

Ruah Edelstein said...

Amazing! Congratulations to Gaga! Your summary is very vivid, what a life!

C. said...

Wow! Congratulations to you and your grandma! She's certainly lived through what seems an extraordinarily busy century, there are so many other huge things that happened in those hundred years; the cold war for one, it's be hard to fit them in any timeline. It's a lovely design though.

Romney Caswell said...

I love this post Christian, its beautiful.

AMay said...

Excellent post. Gaga is beautiful and the timeline is simple and effective.

Robjn said...

Amazing!

lorelay bove said...

cool! Mr Robinson! I admire you!

Javier Pastor said...

Hola, muy bueno y divertido tu blog, me ha gustado mucho, te he agregado para ser seguidor y poder ver a menudo tu trabajo, javi

tunamunaluna said...

i really like the piece, but more so i like the way you're thinking here...

Zar Galstian said...

Christian, your work always brings such a sincere smile to my face. Happy birthday to your Gaga, and you are amazing!

Sandra Brandst├Ątter said...

Like your designs...and congratulations to your granny!

jonathan said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
jonathan said...

i hope that you will live to be 100 or more, and that you document everything throughout the decades with that gift of yours. there will be great picture books of your life's work. i'm sure.

Christian Robinson said...

Thanks to everyone for wishing my Gaga well, and for the deeply appreciated kind comments!

Johnathan:
Thats extremely kind of you to say. it will also be nice to be around so long so that i can see the progression of your works and be the 1st in line at your Solo Exhibit at MOMA NY.

Brittney Williams said...

Awww! She's just like my great aunt:)

Destiny Wood said...

So amazing that your Grandma lived through all of that. I had no idea that she was that old, your younger than me and my grandma is only in her 70's.