Edward James and his Guide - Hadrian - the Macaw. From this great post here.
Las Pozas ("the Pools") is a sculpture garden built by James, more than 2,000 feet above sea level, in a tropical rain forest in the mountains of Mexico. It includes more than 80 acres of natural waterfalls and pools interlaced with towering Surrealist sculptures in concrete.
I originally saw this garden on 'Around the World in 80 Gardens'. I loved that show. No wonder I get teased for my granny tastes. Anyway, it reminds me of Paronella Park in North Queensland.
I saw a retrospective of his at the Miro Foundation in Barcelona when I was 19. There were early films of his mobiles and his studio and his circus. It was one of my first moments when I found it hard to leave the gallery, I was there for hours.
Anyway, these from the home of Alexander Calder. A little bit of a dream house.
Here’s a nice collection of three vintage Knock Down Dolls or Punks from a Carnival or Circus. All 3 characters have their own personality— all double sided and retain their original wood bases.
Via Accidental Mysteries.
Annie Larson of ALL is obviously alright by me. Crazy coloured knit cotton goodness of my geometric multi-clashing dreams. Waaaah. Of course I want some. I will just have to settle to watching from afar just now.
Bourgeois last exhibition in Venice (2010) I'd love to go. Oh well.
From 5 June to 19 September an exhibition entitles "Fabric Drawings" opens in Venice at the Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova. Presenting the work of Louise Bourgeois, it has been curated by Germano Celant in collaboration with Jerry Gorovoy of the Studio Bourgeois, New York and is the last exhibition in which she was actively involved. On show in the Venetian space, in an architectural setting designed to house drawings and sculptures, will be her almost unknown output of works made out of fabric, such as the rich series of her Fabric Drawings, created between 2002 and 2008, and the light presence of her Cells, like Conscious and Unconscious, 2008. Bourgeois passed away from a heart attack on May 31, 2010.
Wooden Textiles 2009-2010
The world around us is becoming increasingly immaterial. We are now used to write emails instead of letters, to pay online, to download music and touch virtual buttons on touch screens. We live in a society of images, a visual culture full of colours, advertisements, television and the internet. There is not much left to feel. Giving importance to surfaces that are desirable to touch can reconnect us with the material world and enhance the emotional value of an object.
“Wooden Textiles” convey a new tactile experience. We are used to experience wood as a hard material, we know the feeling of walking across wooden floors, to touch a wooden tabletop or to feel the bark of a tree. But we usually don’t experience a wooden surface which can be manipulated by touch.