I rescued some pure silk chiffon I had printed by lazer, gave it a wash and ironed it. It`s very pretty, unfortunately in small pieces now. They may be worth filming in the breeze for a whimsical experiment. Diaphanous Alexander Calder. On a domestic level wouldn`t they make nice curtains?
For more pictures of the fabric.
Neil Dawsons Enormous ` Horizons`, is owned by Alan Gibbs, and is part of a collection of sculptures found on his farm in New Zeland. The other pieces are by contemporary big names including as Anish Kapoor, Sol LeWitt and Richard Serra. Fab.
All the sculptures are the largest pieces ever commission by each artist. There is an article in this months Art World magazine about the farm and its stupendous collection. Well worth a look.
Dawsons is my favorite, looking like a 2D outline of a Litchenstein print, with out the need of a speech bubble to say `Oh my gosh!`. Made from steel , with the levity of a celestial counterpane it occupies for an eon what should be only a moments shake. Fabricated to frame the heavens, but anchored to the earth. Incredible, and as with many great pieces of art a little humbleing. Never full of nothing.
Voici mon secret. Il est tres simple: on ne voit bien qu`avec la coer. L`essentail est invisible pour les yeux.
From The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery.
And now here is my secret. A very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.