There are four students including me
Top left is Dan, then C who has been to West Dean many times, bottom right is T an Architect from the US. He has flown over especially for this course and bottom left A, an installation artist.
On Friday evening we gathered for a presentation by Dan, of his work and examples from other ephemeral artists working with natural elememts, like Andy Goldsworthy and Chris Drury.
As you can see, we are currently experiencing a drought in the UK
West Dean was established by Edward James, a friend of Salvador Dali, and is a fascinating, enriching place to be.
Note the carpet: Edward James’s wife was a ballet dancer and as she ran from the bathroom with wet feet, Edward noticed her footprints and wanted them immortalised in carpet design
and there are so many fascinating details to notice
It promises to be a spectacularly creative week on so many levels – I am in heaven!