[precocious hyde park resident, london]
It has been a very busy few weeks around here and as is usually the case when I’m juggling multiple projects ‘n things, I drop the blog-ball first. Ah, well… needs must!
Amongst other things, I’ve spent an intensive week and a half at the printmaking studio working on a new series of small screenprints, experimenting with colour variations and different papers etc. Not all of the experiments were a success but it was a lot of fun and a great learning experience – I hope to show some of the work-in-progress and end-results here soon.
Amidst all the busy-ness I was whisked away on a surprise overnight outing to London, for this great musical trip-down-memory-lane at the Royal Albert Hall. Fun! (and especially so as it was all a complete surprise :)
Here are a few impressions from a whirlwind day and a half in London…
the rarefied environs
of the royal albert hall
and its unbeatable acoustics
tate modern looming large beneath a watery, winter sky
currently showing: ‘gerhard richter: panorama’
(that man sure can paint!)
and this majestic beast!
['king silver', hand-twisted wire coat hanger sculpture by david mach. part of the 'power of making' exhibition currently on at the v&a museum. if you're in london i would highly recommend a visit to this fascinating exhibition of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects. ends 2 january 2012]
and gorgeous glazes in the v&a’s china galleries
And last but not least, my favourite favourites at the V&A (I always make a beeline for the Japan Room when I’m there!), the tiny, beautiful, intricately carved netsuke…
stoat and rat on a pumpkin | boar sleeping on a pile
of leaves [signed masatsugu]
tiger [signed tomotada] | grimacing mask [signed ryugyoku]
fruit of the winter cherry | snail on a lotus leaf
OK, must dash! Have a great weekend.