“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”.
” 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.
“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.
“…the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time”
Back and refreshed after a day off and well what can we say about the weather report…. It lies! Today unfortunately was a miserable day….. though i did receive some encouragement from neighbours and passers by, which was much appreciated thank you!
I have made the entrance more like an archway today, making it stand out by using varied thickness of threads. Now is the time of tying loose ends, making some areas more defined and shaped.
“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I’ve a many curious things to shew when you are there.”
Oh no, no,” said the little Fly, “to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne’er come down again.” ”
Day ten at Aller today and I have run out of wool….. nah only joking. I have more at home, but I have used all that I took on day one and I really didn’t think I would use all that! Amazing. Also I am spotting that daddy long legs are using my work to rest and keep dry.
Richard has also been working very hard in the garden today as you can see in the time lapse film for today!
I was also having a but of another wonder around the garden and this plant caught my eye, it looks really terrific in the rain.
It was a short day today and I will be taking a rest tomorrow from Aller, as the weather report is looking extremely grim! but will be back on Wednesday.
“The word ‘clue’ derives from ‘clew,’ meaning a ball of thread or yarn. It had come to mean ‘that which points the way’ because of the Greek myth in which Theseus uses a ball of yarn, given to him by Ariadne, to find his way out of the Minotaur’s labyrinth. The writers of the mid-nineteenth century still had this image in mind when they used the word… .
The thread that led Theseus out of the maze was true to another principle of Whicher’s investigation: the progress of a detective was backwards. To find his way out of danger and confusion, Theseus had to retrace his steps, return to the origin. The solution to a crime was the beginning as well as the end of a story.”
Day Nine at Aller today. I am finally to my brightest and last colour yellow.
The work is not far from finished, just a few bits to tweak. I have had some lovely visitors today and some very inspiring conversations!
It was a rain free day today but it was cloudy, so not a good day to take pictures of the gardens. Once the sun is out I will take some pictures promise!