My first Collection, titled: Bow Tie Collection, started the night before the MoMA exhibition gallery opening for Picasso: Guitars 1912–1914. In 1912, Pablo Picasso cut, folded, threaded, and glued together a guitar from different materials including paper, string, wire, and cardboard. In 1914, Picasso constructed a sturdier version of his original guitar made from sheet metal. These two pieces were gifts to MoMA from the artist himself. Inspired by Mr. Picasso and wanting to look sharp for the event, I sat down and crafted my first bow tie out of multicolored guitar picks, a wooden hanger, and super glue.