As a member of the
I was sent an invitation to yesterday's
private members only viewing of the
Well it would be rude not to,
I took Hope with me, giving her
a well deserved break from her
The RA was covered with this enormous
hanging sculpture by El Anatsui.
It measures 15m x 23m and is comprised
of found objects - mainly metal bottle tops,
(that's a LOT of bottle tops!)
which are stitched together to form this
I think it would have been a little more
dazzling if the sun had been out.
Click on the pic above for a closer view.
Obligatory pic of a London pigeon
having a good wash in a low level
fountain in the RA courtyard :)
Hope and I loved the exhibition.
There were submissions by famous
artists like Tracey Emin, Quentin Blake,
and Elizabeth Blackadder, but most of the
artwork is by 'unknowns' (unknown to me,
anyway). On show, there was incredible
talent, skill, ideas and inspiration.
There was amazing mixed media
artwork and oh, the prints **drool**!
There were also the ones that
I just didn't 'get', like the canvas that was
just a black-brown colour. To my untrained
eye, that was it, nothing more, nothing less.
Why did that get selected?
I overheard a conversation by a couple
behind me. As they stood with their
glasses of champagne, she asked him
which one he was looking at.
"The red square with the red circle in it." he replied.
"You look at it and it's a square, but then there's
a circle. And it's red too." Her reply, "I know, it's
quite disconcerting, isn't it?"
One day I would like to submit something
of mine to the exhibition - will I ever be
So far, so good -
I'm keeping up with the
challenge being orgainised by
I'm loving it!
I'm somewhat limited by art materials
while my studio/conservatory is being
remodelled, but that's all part of the fun :)
|(Day 1: Save Me!)|
|(Day 2: Today the sun shone)|
|(Day 3: Dear birds)|
|(Day 4: Do you believe in fairies?)|
|(Day 5: Why fit in?)|
|(Day 6: Dreaming in colour)|
|(Day 7: Tulip)|
I have been posting my cards
on Facebook and flickr
and I have been amazed by all
the creativity, it's so inspiring.
Today I'm hoping to get the new
shelves in the conservatory
bolted together and attached to the
wall. Hope helped me fit the doors
(I needed to have 4 hands!), and
they're looking good. I can't wait to
get them filled up with my arty stuff
so I can get properly arting again.