Recently I’ve collected various bits of debris on the beach to recycle and thinking about what is art. I consider myself to be quite creative and open to ideas, but art is very subjective isn’t it? I may be interested in Tracey Emin but I wouldn’t want to take her work home.
Broomhill sculpture garden has many thought provoking pieces, here are four, each with a close up,
From “Don’t judge a book by its cover” to “Don’t look at the jug, but at what it contains” (an old Rabbinic saying), we’re constantly taught that the contents of things are more important than the vessels, wrappers, and boxes that hold them in place. This week, let’s give outer shells their due and focus our lenses on things that contain other things.
Says Ben Huberman, at the Daily Post.
I love containers, who doesn’t? They are full of feminine symbolism. I decided to snap a few of my favourite containers.
My last photo, the only one in colour, is a painting contained in a frame. It was painted for me by Stuart Whitelaw, and brought all the way from Australia when he and Christine visited last month. It is of the beautiful lotus leaves on the dam at Dadirri, Christine’s favourite plants.
I’m sharing this photo of a sculpture at Broomhill, just because I like it. Why do I like it? She reminds me of me. The curl of her lips, pouting like I did as a child, still do when I’m playing mardy. Her nose doesn’t have a round upturned blob like mine, she’s far more elegant. It’s more her personality, she looks feisty, stroppy, possibly because she’s just had a fight with her hair. Second thoughts maybe she isn’t stroppy, she could be sorrowful, frightened or in pain. She could have been reprimanded, punished for some real or imagined misdemeanour. So she isn’t me after all.
How strange that I have endowed her with a personality and lots of potential stories. It’s interesting how we each interpret art, perhaps you could tell me what you see? I wonder what the sculptor, from Zimbabwe I believe, was intending to show and if she is based on a real person. I guess I’ll never know. Is there a piece of art that you identify with? Let me know in a comment or with a link?
I’m a bit behind with my summer journal for Myfanwys group. It isn’t that I haven’t been working on it, just enjoying the process. This weekend my friend and I decided that we would try something we’ve both always wanted to do, making paper. so I didn’t follow the prompts!
Here is a step on the way, pulping recycled paper in a food processor with paint to add colour.
I haven’t taken part in Ailsa’s travel them for a long time – simply because of a lack of time, but I couldn’t resist this one.
As you know I recently visited a sculpture garden in north Devon and came home with hundreds of photos. The friend I went with won’t thank me for putting up a photo of her, but it was her favourite sculpture, and I doubt she’ll see it anyway, prove me wrong Woosie!
Yesterday I said I would post some more photos of the wonderful sculpture at Broomhill Art Hotel, but easier said than done. I took so many photos, there was such a wide range of work and many, many pieces that I liked, that I hardly know where to begin.
So, these are some of the first I saw, whilst having coffee and a freshly baked cookie on the hotel terrace. I’m fairly sure these are from two artists, Laury Dezengremel and Carol Peace.
I hope you like them as much as I do, if so do you have a favourite?