‘The world is an interesting place: we stumble upon unexpected things each day’ says Cheri Lucas Rowland.
Of course we should expect the unexpected in an art gallery, but this is my offering for the challenge. Oki Naganode by Julia Lohmann was an installation at the V & A back in September, made from Naga Kombu, a type of Japanese Seaweed. It has been stretched by hand over a framework of cane. Lohmann uses a variety of natural materials including bone and cow and sheep stomach. Oki Naganode was created to show the design potential of seaweed, and is around eight feet high.
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It’s autumn again and that means a visit to Exeter’s Gloss gallery for the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts exhibition. As last year these shots are taken with my phone camera – one day I’ll go prepared, I wonder if I would get away with taking pictures!It’s difficult to avoid reflection and also getting a clear background seems impossible, but I hope you enjoy this little peep at the best of the regions art.
This piece is called Graal Glass 2 and it’s by Gregory Ford. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, the picture doesn’t do it justice at all.
Two Circles, Tokushige by Philip Booth
A few that caught my attention
The next two were extra special,
What do you think? Do you love or hate any of them? None of them will be going home with me I’m afraid, they are out of my price range right now, but I love checking what’s on offer at Gloss and will go back for the Christmas show in a few weeks time.
Michelle W. showcased a saturated image from the streets of Montreal for the weekly Photo Challenge this week. She said that our photos can be any colour, even black and white as long as they are SATURATED. This is my second post because when I walked the dogs in the rain today, I saw these new images and wondered are they art of graffiti? What do you think?
Both photos were taken on the river bank, on the underside of the road bridges crossing the Exe. There is a lot of art there and it changes fairly frequently. I wonder if the same people are painting over their own work. Perhaps the nature of street art is that it’s transient.
From a flying visit to the V&A yesterday, I loved the contrast here.
A few days ago I was at the Mid Devon Agricultural Show where I met Matthew Walsh who was on the next stand. He makes wonderful studio glass, including these wall plaques connecting together to show the fluid movement of the carp, butterflies or seahorses.
Very elegant vases.
The sweetest little birds
But these perfume bottles were my favourite!
Matthew was actually my hero for the day, he helped me with his hammer when I was setting up, so here he is!
Matthew says ‘My aim with all my work is to bring pleasure to all who see it.’ Well he certainly bowled me over, his work is exquisite, click each image for a better view, or have a look at his website.
Sitting on shingle
dreaming of far distant shores
as the tide rolls out
This is a scheduled post, be back soon!
Cheri Lucas Rowlands says,
‘The World Through Your Eyes. Earlier this week, photographer Ming Thein gave us an overview of the fundamentals of photography and talked about observing your subject or scene and what’s needed to create a good photograph. We see many excellent shots out there in which a photographer’s intent is clear: where he or she leads us to the photo’s subject or main focus — using light, composition, and other criteria — and is able to convey what they see in their mind at the moment of capture.
It’s that little extra something in a snapshot that transforms a photograph into something more: a visual interpretation of one’s vision. A story, captured in a frame. It’s that special skill that Ming mentioned — the photographer’s eye.’
This is my interpretation. My eyes see art, do yours?
My eyes see the built environment at it’s best, do yours?
My eyes see the natural environment – with some ancient dry stone walls
My eyes see people
My eyes see wildlife
Show us the world through your eyes this week at
One of the reasons I went to Buckland last weekend was this painting. If you live in the UK, you will probably have heard recently that its been discovered that a painting given to the National Trust in 2010, has been investigated by experts and found to be no less than Rembrandt self portrait. It shows the Master, aged 29, in a hat with white feathers, and it is signed and dated 1635.
The National Trust has a collection of some 13,500 paintings but this is the only Rembrandt. It has been valued at around £20m, but can never be sold, it belongs to the nation. There are no plans to move it from Buckland, so if you want to see this valuable find, you’ll just have to visit Devon.