Now for a quick dash through some of the exhibits as my penultimate post about this fantasmagorical exhibition! Come on – keep up!
First up, Full Spectrum: Australia’s Celebration of gay marriage being accepted by law
I liked the way the rainbow lights shone out of the darkness in such a playful way – metaphorically beautiful.
Next a room to make you giddy with exotic scents and mesmerizing patterns
from Hong Kong, Sensorial Estates: lift the lids and inhale deeply! Heady stuff!
And now a quick trip to Guatamala. This exhibit really deserves more time – click on the link to discover more and see much better photos. Such a great project.
Closer to home: Dundee and Shpeel
Each button on the black box, when pressed created a different light effect on the wall and different sounds. It was fun to play with these and feel like a conductor of light and sound. I played for some time here and it got even better when I was joined by a group of students – I got a tiny teeny titchy sense of what it must be like to be Jean Michel Jarre! Ha!
It makes me feel charged with electricity just thinking about it! A mandala doodle as a kaleidoscopic mirrored wall – oh my goodness wouldn’t that be trippy!
Gosh I have to stop now and go off into my mandala-doodle-filled fantasy – I might be lost all day!
Click on the links to discover more about each exhibit.
See you soon with my last post about the London Design Biennial at Somerset House.
In one corner of the courtyard there was Turkey’s contribution to the London Design Biennial exhibition, a cube made of white rods embedded with lights. You can read a description/explanation here. It is called ‘Home’, but I did not find any resonance with the title or the explanation. I did enjoy it though, it must have looked wonderful at night. The best bit was watching how others interacted with the space. There were some gorgeous romantic photographs being taken of girlfriends, couples and family groups, who all seemed to glow within this white space.
It got me thinking how wonderful it would be to have an exhibition of spaces/settings that would be perfect for photographic portraits. For instance, Rachel Whiteread’s sculptures would be perfect.
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There was an exhibit ‘Kiss in Budapest’. The idea was that a person would enter from either end and kiss in the middle – outside the booth their picture would be displayed againt the backdrop of live webcam photos of places in Budapest. Fun idea.
Inside Somerset House room after room was filled with interactive exhibits.
This one from Qatar
I could only get a faint floral whiff from a couple of the domes, maybe I needed to be taller, but I did like the shape of the carpet.
Made from Beach Clean too – win-win!
Here are a couple of links if you would like to read more about the Exhibition
Here we are again for our Monthly Photographic Meet-Up, happening each first Tuesday of the Month.
This month’s prompt is SCULPTURE.
Archive and/or current posts are all very welcome, just leave a link in the Comments to join in.
First up a Pink Goat – I think this also qualifies for Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge don’t you, especially when teamed up with his friend Blue Hare
As seen during Dorset Arts Weeks at the Studio of
Jane Shaw in Cattistock. Do click on her name to go to her website and see more of her wonderful work.
During Arts Weeks we had the priviledge of seeing inside her studio
arranged for the two weeks as a gallery. What a charming space.
I’m looking forward to seeing your sculpture photos
Now must dash
as I’m off to do some gardening before the temperatures crank up – this afternoon I’m off to Sports Day at the school of 3 of my grandchildren – sunhats and of course camera at the ready.
The prompt for next month (August) is FLAKE
From left to right
Pink Watering Can
A few years back, after helping put together 3 weddings and numerous Christenings, it was about to be my 60th birthday – I was planning a big event for ME! The theme was to be English Country Garden, I bought tiny colourful plastic flower pots in which I was going to serve chocolate mouse (earth) with pop cakes flowers in them, I bought a garden arch through which guests would enter the village hall, I intended to cover it with crocheted flowers, The drinks were going to be poured from brightly coloured watering cans …………..
Then my son and daughter-in-law annouced the impending arrival of twins – guess when they were due ON MY BIRTHDAY!
All plans for a big party were (happily) dropped – but I still have the watering cans!
And my children gave me a wonderful surprise birthday party in September on our family holiday. So all was very well!!!!
The can holds Jodie’s Forever Flowers and astrantia.
I know you have seen the Giraffe before (from Chive), I hope you don’t mind her making another appearance. I’m very fond of her and her headgear today is a white perenial foxglove called Snowy Mountain.
I bought the seeds at Chelsea Flower Show.
I grew 6 for myself and gave some to friends – they were beautiful in the first year – last year, gorgeous I was thrilled with them. All but one has died, the one I have left is pathetic, it has this one flower spike. Oh dear!
Painting by Kaneda Hanaki
I saw this painting when I was in Japan. When I got home, I contacted the gallery to see if it was still available and it was! I love its quirkiness.
Self-Hardening Clay objects:
Hedgehog with bead eyes: Made by Little Miss M
Pineapple 1 made by Little Bro
Pineapple 2 made by Bog Bro
Crocodile made by Miss E
Made by Devon ceramicist Ross Emerson
Joining the Garden Party at In a Vase on Monday.
My dear friend Rachel and her husband, who live in America, have created some wonderful paintings – and they are all for Sale:
“Your purchase will help support Healing the Healer workshops for youth in foster care and Everytown For Gun Safety, which supports common-sense reforms to end gun violence.”
Click here to read all about it.
All paintings are sold by donation (+shipping) and every penny will be split 50/50 between the two chosen causes.
Please go and have a look at all the amazing art still available.
❤ Blessings Rachel and Rocky ❤
….. where a dragon, Frosty the snowman and a little glass duck can frolic happily together
The above arrangement was created by Little Miss M aged 5, in a pot of succulents
Then we added to it
with two more funny Forever Flowers made by Jodie
The photo below is Jodie’s, showing more of her wonderfully bonkers creations
I just LOVE them!!!! They make me smile and brighten up a dull, rainy Jaunuary day.
We added some ‘flowers’ made using sculpture pieces by Zolo
These pieces are great for the children to make fanciful sculptures with – sadly they cost a fortune to buy from the US once shipping and customs duty ave been added. I first bought a set at the airport in New York when I was coming back home in 2008. Then luckily a friend of mine was able to get another set for me when she visited the US more recently.
Hazel catkins, ash twigs and golden privet.
Pop over to Rambling in the Garden to see what Cathy and other gardeners, from all over the globe, have put in their vases this Monday.
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