I was floored by my first trip to The Cloisters, after years of wanting to go. Room after room of breathtaking statuary and architectural elements ripped out of 600 year-old churches and monastaries. These people created truly awesome creative works fueled by, or really, as an expression of, religious devotion. Seeking spiritual transcendence or deliverance through creative and artisanal mastery. Such a remote concept today. None of the pieces I saw at the Cloisters were signed by the artists who made them.