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.
On to Germany’s exhibit of recycled household items
I loved this standard lamp made of bottle tops, maybe I’ll try a table lamp one day.
Made from Beach Clean too – win-win!
Here are a couple of links if you would like to read more about the Exhibition
Kiss in Budapest FB page.
Somerset House FB Page
Somerset House on Instagram
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
More Sculpture can be seen in This Post, and the bizarre Doreen’s Garden post.
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
I met this guy on Branscombe Beach last weekend, any ideas what his name could be?
He looks like he might be emerging from his underground home to see who’s about.
I think he might be related to this chap who lives in the Lost Gardens of Heligan
I don’t know his name either.
Joining in with Cee’s Oddball Challenge
Posted in art from natural objects, land art, sculpture, stone
Tagged Branscombe Beach, Giants Head, Jurassic Coast, land art, Lost Gardens of Heligan, sculpture, silly saturday, stone face, Stone Head
I had to nip away for an overnight stay in central London this week. I Googled ‘quirky, arty, hotels’ and up came the Pavillion Hotel on the Time Out site.
Just click on the link to see all the amazingly themed rooms, and crazy decor. Someone must have had such fun putting it all together. I would love to know the history of the person and the place, but couldn’t find anything. My bedroom was called ‘Up, Up and Away’.
Sadly I can’t recommend the ‘Hotel’, it has definitely seen better days. It is in a slightly dodgy area, there is a surly, bored person manning the desk, no resturant and this was my so called continental breakfast left outside my room in the morning.
Weetabix on the Go – euuuurrrrgghhhhhh! Who knew that even existed! Yuck!
But I did enjoy the decor and the quirky bits and peices
The Hotel was quite close to Hyde Park, so before it got dark I had a brisk walk to Marble Arch where there is a strangely wild sculpture,
by British Sculptor Bushra Fakhoury
which was unveiled in March 2017.
There is always something arty to see in London, no matter how fleeting the visit. After a quick whizz round a bit of Hyde Park, which was looking rather bleak on a cold drizzly January afternoon, I found an oasis of a health food shop to pick up something for supper. Then back to my hotel as I did not want to be wandering those particualr streets after dark.
A nice cosy evening of knitting, reading and a bit of TV followed – always particularly relaxing away from home.
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.
My entry for our One-a-Week Photo Challenge
Golden Rock, Nevis, Caribbean
We were told that this was the best place to eat on Nevis – what a place.
sumptuous burger with obligatory Rum Punch for my friend L
and a Conch Chowder for me, (with pink and orange napkins) Yumsk!
Then masses of arty stuff, which was right up my street
side tables made of plastic rubbish set in a solid foam – now … could I do this with some of my beach finds I wonder???? Hmmmm … must find out more.
I want that green chair!
I want to make that lampshadeHad to go for a sit down – I was getting over excited!
An Antillean Bullfinch came to see if we had any crumbs to spare.
So romantic …….
Posted in birds, garden, Photo Challenge, recycling, sculpture, travel, wildlife
Tagged Caribbean, cocktails, Golden Rock, Nevis, recycling, sculpture, side tables, upcycling, West Indies