On Thursday, March 10th, legendary artist Christo delivered a lecture at Pratt University discussing his work in progress since 1977, titled The Mastaba: Project for the United Arab Emirates, a work of art/architecture made of approximately 410,000 horizontally stacked oil barrels. Deborah shared, "I am so pleased as a trustee of Pratt to have the opportunity to meet with Christo, an inspiration to me as an installation artist from early on in school." She feels that he and Jeanne-Claude are very courageous.