Our last Narcissi of this type in a jar with some Rosemary prunings are brightening up the kitchen.The words are from Bob and Roberta Smith who think that the common goals humanity aims for; love, peace and well-being, outweigh the things that divide us.We agree.
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My favourite gallery this year was the architectural drawings and models, many of which were looking at sustainable designs.
The others are a few of those I liked the most. Click on any picture in the gallery to see greater detail.
I loved this one of suburban back gardens with cats, dogs and the artist herself.
I love being able to plait hair again! When LiveWire T’s Mum was little she used to insist on an odd number of plaits and each one had to have a different coloured ribbon – sometimes seven plaits and all the colours of the rainbow.
Alter Ego – two silver plated objects, one flattened by a 250 ton press, hanging on threads. Cornelia ParkerDetail from Swell by Sara Dodd. So delicate and made of porcelain, looking like sheets of filo pastry.
I could keep posting for ever tonight!
The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy is always fascinating. This year two pieces touched my heart. The first is of a child weeping, actually called, ‘Silent Howler’ a sculpture in bronze by Laura Ford. The detail is beautiful, her cardigan, her socks, her hands, her stance. She reminded me of when we first moved to Cornwall when I was six and I lost my Mum. I was outside Littlewoods, crying and snotty. And eventually with my nose bleeding too! Such a beautiful piece
The second is a tiny piece of pottery from the Tsunami, called ‘Mending, Substitution, Consolidation, Coupling – Restoration of a Sake bottle collected in Watari-cho after the Tsunami by Aono Fumiaki.
We loved this by Bob and Roberta Smith too. It seems particularly apt for these troubled weeks.
Just outside East Finchley Station was an accordion player making the street sound like a street in Paris.
It was the Summer Fair at the Live Wires’ wonderfully multicultural school today and T had a henna pattern put on her hand.