A beautifully sunny day beckoned us out so off we went to Tremenheere Sculpture Park where the first beautiful thing we saw on parking was the lovely red damselfly above.
We always enjoy stomping around the gardens, the planting is glorious and the sculpture always intriguing.
St Michael’s Mount
New exhibit – don’t know its name
We love visiting the James Turrell piece where we like to sit quietly and watch the sky and the clouds.
Tewlwolow Kernow is “An underground elliptical domed chamber which James Turrell has designed as a space from which to view the sky, especially at twilight.” Tewlwolow means half-light, i.e. twilight.
‘Michael’ by Reinhard Pontius
An Angel’s Journey – Since 2020, this wooden sculpture by #ReinhardPontius (@atelier_fuer_bildhauerei) has been making its way across Europe as a messenger of peace and reconciliation. Following visits to Leipzig, Bruges, Coventry, last month Michael arrived at #Tremenheere, where it is sited in view of St Michael’s Mount until mid October, before heading to its next destination. It is hoped that Michael will eventually travel to Kiev, Ukraine
Speaking about the work Reinhard Pontius says:
“We know about the Archangel Michael as a fighter and as the patron Saint in wars and freedom fights. With my Sculpture I would like to invite a different understanding: Michael – the angel of peace. I have deliberately dispersed with the familiar attributes of spear, flaming sword and scales in order to allow a new, free approach to this angel. The Archangel Michael stands for a spiritual power that is universal and at the same time very personal and that wants to support us to live courageously and peacefully.”
That brilliant day just got even better with a visit to The Hall for Cornwall to see “Message in a Bottle.” which I’ll tell you more about tomorrow.
We’ve been to a fascinating talk this evening about “The Married Widows of Cornwall” in the 19th century, those women whose husbands went abroad taking their hard rock mining skills all over the world, how the women managed and how their lives evolved.
Taken with a flash this evening
In the village where the talk was happening is the horse sculpture that was made for Armistice Day and was covered then in crafted red and purple poppies. It was lovely to see it covered in spring flowers, also knitted and crocheted. Click on the red link to see the November horse.
A dear friend has given me some ‘jewels’ for my glass work. It’s always an inspiration when new beads come in and I begin to plan how I might use them. Look out for them in future pieces.
Thank you N
We sang our first Christmas carols today at the Open Studios event at Krowji. It was brilliant – we and our audiences loved it. One of them videoed some of the Ukrainian carol, Carol of the Bells. Here is a link to see and hear the extract. https://www.facebook.com/reel/667726934976259.
Thanks to Sandra for the photo
In the breaks between sets, we can wander around the many studios and I was privileged to meet a sculptor , David Westby, whose work intrigued me – lots of cockerels, and some paintings. We got chatting and he explained the stories behind some of his work. When I asked if I could take a picture for mybeautfulthings blog, he picked up a hat and posed for me all the while telling me the story behind the hat and that it is dedicated to St Lucia,Saint of Light and Sight, hence the candles and spectacles on his hat. You can read more about her here.
“THERE IS ALSO SWEETNESS IN THE NEW” (Remembering the Surrealist Society of Iran ). January 2022. Aluminium over wood construction, galvanised steel plinth. 1.75 meters high.
Saw this today and thought you, Dear Readers, might like it too.
Walking into town this afternoon, my eye was caught by a pretty little feather on the path.
Redruth has been privileged to be hosting a remarkable exhibition by Ukrainian artist Evhen Bal ‘Artifacts of Zero’. These antiwar artworks are made of Russian shrapnel and spent munitions that Evhen collected near Severodonets, Mykolaiv and at the Kramatorsk Railway Station. ‘Zero’ refers to military slang – the forward position, closest to the enemy, of fighting units. The exhibition is not beautiful in any conventional sense but talking to the artist and learning more about the war, the people, the community spirit, the grabbing hold of life was such a powerful and moving experience. The following poster was up on the wall.
The lovely Mr S has been working on this patch of garden for some time, first taking down the Pitisporum hedge that had outgrown us and our trimming abilities, replaced it with a curved picket fence, sowed new grass and planted some climbers to go along the fence and today, uncovered our sculpture and re-oiled it. You might just make out the sweetcorn plants behind the fence in the one of the raised beds, just to the left of the carved sculpture. So pleased with it all!
Homegrown leeks and purple beans stir fried to go with our locally made sausages this evening.