The house that wasn’t there

Abandoned houses have always struck me as rather sad.   Houses that are half torn down – even sadder, as if the inner secret life has been exposed to the elements and all eyes.  To see the layers of wallpaper ripped and torn, each surface revealing a past time, a past birthday and celebration in theContinue reading “The house that wasn’t there”

The Battle for Trafalgar begins (fourth plinth)

As I wrote previously in this post, Yinka Shonbare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle occupies the fourth plinth at moment in Trafalgar Square London UK.  Six other artist have been shortlisted and shall battle it out for the prestigious fourth plinth place when Shonibare has vacated it.  Who shall be the victor? Among the artist are British artistsContinue reading “The Battle for Trafalgar begins (fourth plinth)”

Valley of the Broken Dolls

Inspired by artistatthexit0′ s latest post about the dolls he has found in the river, made me think about artist’s who use the doll in their work.  Of course Hans Bellmer and Cindy Sherman were the first artists I thought of.  Surrealist photographer Hans Bellmer (b.Germany 1902 – 1950)  used broken doll parts in aContinue reading “Valley of the Broken Dolls”

Cheesy Art

Theres quite a few artists that work with dairy products like butter and cheese.  this piece of art was created for the Great British Cheese Festival in Cardiff.  The sculpture is of Cardiff Castle and this time-lapse video shows how it was done.  I suppose the cheese must have to be kept at a certain temperature to make itContinue reading “Cheesy Art”

Keeping an Eye on Art

Keep your eyes open in July for this sculpture!  Actually, you won’t be able to miss it:  this gigantic eyeball sculpture shall go on display at Pritzker Park Chicago, Illinois. The Three dimensional sculpture by Tony Tasset goes on display in the park on July 7th until October 31st (Halloween) this year. The blue iris was the artist’s choice as heContinue reading “Keeping an Eye on Art”

Weaver of webs Louise Borgeois

Last week I wrote about French-born American Abstract expressionist sculptor Louise Bourgeois and featured her Mamam in my post about the Tate Modern.   She is very well-known for her gigantic spiders:_ The Spider is an ode to my mother,” Louise Bourgeois once said. “She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver…Continue reading “Weaver of webs Louise Borgeois”

Where do I go? Down the River of course!

    Anyone who already reads my blog will find it an eclectic mix of mostly art’s based media.  I have many interests, which I haven’t even put into my blog.  – music for example.  That would take up a whole other blog.  But where do I go to in Blogland when I want to get awayContinue reading “Where do I go? Down the River of course!”

Art Discovered and uncovered Berlinde de Bruyckere

This is the start of a new category.   Art discovered and uncovered is about artist who are either famous or unknown.  The only criterion for their inclusion is that I have never come across them before and I find them interesting – I hope you will too. Berlinde de Bruyckere’s  (b. Ghent 1964) work caughtContinue reading “Art Discovered and uncovered Berlinde de Bruyckere”