First impressions ?

As Somerset Art Week 2013 ended, I arranged to be in the garden for 5pm, to ‘move’ the Horn of Plenty, so the grass could regrow. This was what I uncovered…..

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New Life

Whilst manning at Esotera I’ve been watching a pigeon nesting.  Visitors can’t believe it at such a late time of year.  Well, she’s had babies!  It’s providing additional interest for visitors to Esotera!  Meanwhile, new life is sprouting through my installation – grass growing rapidly after all the rain and mushrooms are finding it a perfect haven.   Nature is once again doing its magic and I’m loving the enhancement.  Here’s to our final day – let’s hope the sun shines for us all!

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Aller Farmhouse Day 14

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

It is a sad and happy day today….. I am extremely happy because the Labyrinth is complete. But very sad as my journey has come to an end for Aller Farmhouse and the making of my work.

It has been a wonderful experience, a real adventure! I have made lots of mistakes, learnt new things and met some pretty amazing people throughout these last few months.

Now time for celebration at the private view tomorrow and then a well deserved rest before the next journey begins.

“Desires, memories, fears, passions form labyrinths in which we lose and find and then lose ourselves again”.

 

Aller Farmhouse Day 13

” The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination”

Yikes where did the time go….day thirteen and nearly finished. The sun has come out which I am so happy about and a good report for the weekend, excellent (there is light at the end of that tunnel!).

Today has been just making the installation tidy… though I have added a growth from the frame into the ground to make the installation appear as if it is sprouting off the frame.

 

The rain it raineth……..

It rained all day until about 15.00 and then the sun came out. Not a single visitor (unless they came after I’d gone home). I can’t sit around all day, and so I went looking for ideas for my next project.

How about these for sculptural forms and colour? Horse chestnuts and a Hawthorn with big orange berries.

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Aller Farmhouse Day 12

“As thunder rumbled, wondered I:
How come this grumble from the sky?
And lightning flashed and tore asunder,
This very sky that I stand under! ”

You would not believe this from the photographs (but do check the time lapse video if you don’t believe me!), but today was a TOTAL wash out, thunder, lighting and all!……

Because of this very reason I was not expecting any visitors today. But nah some very brave art lovers did visit me today despite the soggy grimness of it all!

I did get a good shot of a visitor inside my web, I am loving how the dark shadow of the figure is framed by the bright yellow.