Calder’s Sculptures and a Sunny Afternoon

I went to see the exhibition at Tate Modern yesterday showing Alexander Calder’s performing sculptures.  I had no expectations of what it would be like but I left Tate Modern very excited about what I had seen.I loved his work – the delicate way he managed to abstract the human body with his wire sculptures wasContinue reading “Calder’s Sculptures and a Sunny Afternoon”

Mark Anstee – living in the moment

Yesterday we had a visit from Mark Anstee who makes huge temporary artworks – often (always?) with a historical and emotional aspect, using wonderful creative ideas and incredible drawing skills.It was a huge pleasure to discuss our forthcoming MA work with Mark before his talk, he had something pertinent to say about all our plans andContinue reading “Mark Anstee – living in the moment”

Expansion – seeing brilliance through the cracks

I recently (and rather belatedly I realise) came across the amazing work of Paige Bradley – a sculptor – with this incredible piece of work called Expansion. It really blew me away to see this powerful image of the pure light within us and has stuck with me for some time. As Paige says: ….we needContinue reading “Expansion – seeing brilliance through the cracks”

A picture paints a thousand words – or does it?

Take a look at the picture above, it’s a rowing boat on turquoise water.Do you like it any more if I tell you that it was once owned by a man who survived a shipwreck and he escaped certain death by rowing it to safety?Or that I took that picture in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard theContinue reading “A picture paints a thousand words – or does it?”

Larmer Tree 2015 – it was fun as always!

I know it’s a cliche, but I can’t believe that a week ago I was sat in The Arc waiting for SnowApple having just had a lot of fun watching Rughu Dixit on the main stage.   We were SO lucky with the weather…. It rained a little on our first day so my festivalContinue reading “Larmer Tree 2015 – it was fun as always!”