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What is wrong with this picture

United Visual Arts’ tribute to Alan Turing who was born in Paddington. You can find out more about this artwork hereΒ and there’s also an art trail you can follow in this area.

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Friday Bench: Mosaic

Now you see him…

…Now you don’t πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ™‚

 

Labyrinth

Maze found at Victoria Station

Another surprise discovery in London recently – numbered mazes found at Tube stations. This one’s at Victoria.

It’s another Art on the Underground initiativeΒ called Labyrinth, which was commissioned for The Tube’s 150th anniversary in 2013. Β The projectΒ also has its own sectionΒ 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.

Maze found at Edgeware Road

Altered Images

Altered Images

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 BrownΒ dramatically altered many of the landscapes he was involved with.

The exhibition continues until 22nd May 2016