Sunday, 26 December 2010

I am proud to say that me and my mother now know every symbol of the Ocado table off by heart. We clearly need to get out more...

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works

I went to see my first Louise Bourgeois exhibition today at Hauser & Wirth. She is one of my favourite artists and I love her sculptures, but this exhibition, 'The Fabric Works' featured graphic, geometric shapes stitched into supple fabrics creating a pleasing contrast, along with four large scale sculptures. It was also her most recent work, dating from 2006 to this year when she died. To be honest I was slightly disappointed with the exhibition considering how much I love Bourgeois' work but it's worth a look if you get a chance, and on until Saturday 18th.





























































































"I always had the fear of being separated and abandoned. The sewing is my attempt to keep things together and make things whole."

Louise Bourgeois

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

The Trip

This is a brilliant series just finished on BBC in which Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon trip around North England reviewing restaurants. It's really well shot and is a great example of truly epic comedy. This final episode, The Angel at Hetton has to be the best.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00wmxnm/The_Trip_The_Angel_at_Hetton/

Lost Things

Short stop-motion film by Angela Kohler and Ithyle Griffiths. Very cute and Alice in Wonderland-ish.

Monday, 6 December 2010

You Blow Me Away

I'm kind of gutted my skylight's been fixed now, so tempted to create something extraordinary with it...

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Smashed Skylight

At 8 o'clock this morning I was woken up by a very loud smash, only to find my skylight shattered to pieces and glass all over my bedroom floor. It must have expanded slightly as the temperature was getting warmer after the freezing temperatures last night, but had nowhere to go so just cracked. It looked quite beautiful with the drops of condensation on the outside layer and the pieces of glass left in the frame were so delicate they only just held themselves together like a jigsaw puzzle. The light coming from my skylight is always so photogenic because the window is placed in just the right spot to let the maximum amount of light shine through, just adding to its natural beauty.