Chiharu Shiota from the Lost in Lace exhibition I managed to catch at The Gas Hall in Birmingham. Finishes in a couple of weeks, get along if you can.
Adore Maissa Toulet’s Curiosity Cabinets via Design Milk.
Also from Maissa above.
So unhappy that a New Year virus prevented me from visiting Grayson Perry’s The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman. Happily there is a wonderful book to accompany the exhibition. I love the page (above) entitled The gardener and the Bear (from a manuscript of The Lights of Canopus by al-Kashifi). The man has done the bear a good turn and in reward for the man’s kindness, the bear seeks to kill a fly on his face with a stone. The inscription reads: ‘A clever enemy is better than a stupid friend’. Delightful!
Hold your beliefs lightly indeed. The exhibition has been extended until 26 February.
I spend a fair bit of time melting silver these days, I can also be found admiring my tools, I especially like my ring mandrel and hammers. Pop back to see what the unprepossessing bit of metal becomes (if it works!).
You have quite interesting exhibits in Edinburgh ! Not so many over here. We had Mucha once & I think that was the best I had seen. Anyway. (Sorry you got a bug on NY ! what a bummer !)
Can’t wait to see what you’re making with silver !! (you will show us, won’t you ??!!) 😉
xoxox big warm hugs
Hello Sonia, We do have some good things here but Lost in Lace was in Birmingham and the Grayson Perry in London! You have other benefits down there though I know! Will of course show you how the silver thing turns out, trying for a photo shoot at the weekend, my least favourite part of the process! Big kiss from here and say hello to that handsome cat for me.xxx
I love this article, so many things I like! I love Chiharu Shiota, her installations are so breathtaking (I have only seen one for now, but it was an incredible feeling!).
Oh and I love this little fragment of your work, I can’t wait to see more!