Now you see him…
…Now you don’t 😉
The poster in C’Ville Arts Cooperative Gallery‘s window says (abridged and anglicised slightly):
“Seat of Harmony
Created for C’Ville Arts Artists’ Cooperative by Virginia Gardner December 2007.
The loveseat is sculpted in polystyrene. Sheets of poly were laminated together to form large blocks, which were then sculpted to form a large, comfy sofa. Several layers of fibreglass mesh and concrete were applied, over which the mosaic of mixed materials was applied.
It was designed specifically for this spot outside C’Ville Arts and is not for sale.
Artists from the cooperative contributed small personal objects which were also incorporated into the design, representing the cooperative nature of their organisation. The five elements of Feng Shui (Water, Fire, Earth, Wood and Metal) have been defined symbolically and form the basis of the design. Feng Shui can be described as the natural path with the least resistance. The practice of Feng Shui is about creating harmony within our environment.
The Hole in the centre is provided for drainage. I would appreciate it if you do not place objects in the hole. It’s a pain cleaning it out. Thank you.”
Visitors are encouraged to take photos and send them to the gallery. Sadly the website address given on the sign no longer appears to exist. I’ll be sending this blog post to them by other means 🙂
An aborted attempt to see some Chelsea Fringe gardens at Broadgate Circle near Liverpool Street revealed some unexpected delights instead.
I’ve also seen examples of Tom Hare’s work at Wisley. If you go there look out for the kohl rabi 🙂
Another surprise discovery in London recently – numbered mazes found at Tube stations. This one’s at Victoria.
It’s another Art on the Underground initiative called Labyrinth, which was commissioned for The Tube’s 150th anniversary in 2013. The project also has its own section on the Art on the Underground’s website, where you can find the location of each maze.
Here’s the first one I found… at Edgware Road.
A surprise find on a disused platform at Gloucester Road Tube station recently – you can find out more here.
This is one of Lisa Pettibone’s pieces on display as part of the Elements of Capability exhibition at Lacock Abbey.
I liked how the warped metal transformed the paths, sky, grass and surrounding vegetation into something quite surreal looking. It’s a bit like how Capability Brown dramatically altered many of the landscapes he was involved with.
The exhibition continues until 22nd May 2016
The beauty of having an Oystercard is when you see something from the bus, it’s no problem to get off and have a gander 🙂
This is outside Exhibtionism, the Rolling Stones exhibition which has taken over the Saatchi Gallery until early September 2016.
The Mall Galleries doesn’t have many windows – this might be the only one – and I was struck by the shapes and colours which could be seen stretching upwards from the gallery.
Such bright sunshine and blue sky on a March day; that and the colour of the steps gave the scene more of a Mediterranean feel.
I wasn’t the only one who took a photo, another man did too. He with the intention of painting the scene later, me for the reasons already given. Besides, I’m rubbish at painting.