Tuesday, 28 July 2009
The Fourth Plinth is the name given to the empty plinth in the north-west corner of Trafalgar Square in London. It was originally designed by Sir Charles Barry and built in 1841 to display an equestrian statue. There were not enough funds available at the time to create a statue and so the plinth was sometimes referred to as the 'empty plinth'.
In 1998 the RSA commissioned a series of three works - by Mark Wallinger, Bill Woodrow, and Rachel Whiteread - to be temporarily displayed on the plinth. Ever since, the 'empty plinth' has been home to a number of temporary works of art commissioned from leading national and international artists. The Fourth Plinth project is now managed by the Mayor of London's office, with advice from a special commissioning panel. In 2005, Mark Quinn's sculpture, Alison Lapper Pregnant, attracted a high level of interest from the public and media alike. A portrait of disabled artist Alison Lapper when she was 8 months pregnant, the 3.5m high sculpture was carved out of a single block of white marble.
Thomas Schütte's sculpture Model for a Hotel 2007 has been situated on the Plinth since November 2007. It is built of specially engineered glass in yellow, red and blue which collects the light, reflecting it through the edges.
Antony Gormley's One & Other will replace Model for a Hotel in July 2009, beginning the next chapter in the plinth's history.
I am pretty excited even though I am not sure how I am gonna organise myself regarding work and also my house move should I be chosen.
Here is the link to the live webstream.
Monday, 20 July 2009
Klimt02: Paper Jewellery: poor jewellery Milan Italy exhibitions unique custom jewelry custom handmade jewellery exhibitions
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Some wonderful paper jewellery or as they describe it `Poor jewellery` in an exhibition to be shown in Milan this year.The pieces I think are totaly stunning,the skill of these people is amazing as is the material of paper.
In September 2008 the Victoria and Albert Museum set up a group on the photo sharing website flickr called Find, Make, Wear in conjunction with artist jeweller Professor Dorothy Hogg MBE who was at the time Artist in Residence at the Sackler Centre for arts education.
For the Find, Make, Wear' flickr group challenge we asked people to add photographs of jewellery pieces made from recycled materials. The group had a fantastic response from the public with hundreds of contributions. This page features a selection of some of the most creative contributions, as selected by Dorothy Hogg.
Find out more about how to join flickr and the Find, Make, Wear group.
I was lucky enough to have a piece of my work selected for inclusion on the site.I was absolutley thrilled as the V&A is one of the best places to visit on the planet!
I could happily spend months there looking at the various collections.
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Book sunflower,when assembled it was about 2 meters tall and used 23 folded books.The books used were childrens stories mostly from the `Horrible Histories` and `Goosebumps`range.
The flower pot book at the bottom was made from a book about flower arrangeing which seemed appropriate!
I was trying to convey the idea of personal growth through reading,and that from a small seed of an idea other ideas grow and blossom.
I think I probably need to take a break for a little while and let all the ideas percolate and stew.
I do seem to have a butterfly mind which probably doesnt help.
For today while my ideas are brewing I am going mess with this blog and add some links to sites I really like and or belong too.
On the thought of butterfly mind possibly my mind could also be described as an ephemeral one too! it might be a good plan to do some mind mapping in my sketch book. I used to do this when I was at college and it really helped,must get back to doing this.Maybe my ideas would then be remembered and last for more than a brief moment.