A wonderful BBC programme, Imagine, was on TV on Saturday, giving insights about Rachel Whiteread’s 30 year career and the current Exhibition at Tate Britain.
I became fascinated by this couple
Their shapes, their colours, their interaction.
People watching is one of my favourite things to do – you too?
Joining in with Norm’s Thursday Doors.
Rounding off my weekend in London I went to Tate Britain to see the Rachel Whiteread exhibition. I have been interested in her work ever since ‘House’ in 1993.
Such an extraordinary thing to do.
Art that encourages us to see things differently is always exciting.
The atmosphere that was created by the exhibiton at the Tate was one of supreme calm and serenity. Something to do with the combination of neutral colours, scale and space. I would happily have spent the whole day there.
Making the domestic monumental.
I loved the way every shape interacted with the space and other objects in the space.
Collections of used household objects cast as solid objects
looks simple doesn’t it but watch this film on ‘How to Cast like Rachel Whiteread’
and see just how many processes go into creating one object – mindblowing!
Book shelves reminding me of the first little library I used to visit with my Grandfather in the 1950s/60s
There is something intriguing about exploring negative space.
Clever to keep the colours calm so that the mind can peacefully think about positive and negative without the noise of colour.
And to get to know the artist better – a film of Rachel Whitread talking about the way she works.
Passion for sand play
Creates dragon with baby
on Pembrokeshire beach
Photo Challenge Prompt: BEACH
Ronovan’s Haiku Prompts: PASSION and PLAY
Please leave links to your BEACH photos in the comments – thank you, looking forward to seeing them and remembering long summer days.
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Tagged beach art, kids art, sand art, sand sculpture, Whitesands Beach
Photos taken at Sculpture by the Lakes in May 2014 of this bronze sculpture surrounded by thrift.
joining Cee’s Flower of the Day
and look, it’s the same colour as my handbag
If you ever get a chance to go to these gardens, go – it is the most stunningly beautiful, peaceful spot with spectacular sculpture and superb garden design all to the highest quality.
On the subject of ‘thrift’ does mending count? bringing me right back down to earth …….
…the pile of mending and alterations that sit on the end of my sofa waiting for me to be in the right mood to tackle it. Bimbo’s ear and a couple of his seams need attention and the doll needs her foot. The rest of it (mostly for grandhchildren) is much less appealing!
Thank you for all the entires to this week’s Photo Challenge, I’m a little late to the party this week, but managed to squeak in. Leave a link in the comments to be included in the monthly round-up.