The first thing we did, after going to Newlyn gallery was drive back towards the village via Lamorna Cove. I found this bizarro seaweed that looks like a human heart, and a sword I named Neptune’s dagger.
It was a buzz staying at Chris’s place… His warm, deep, Neptuney Leo character oozes out and expresses in every corner of his house.
My favourite part of the trip was drawing and painting with Ben, Davy, Chris, Marta and Rachel in Chris’s front studio.
Last week I visited Newlyn Gallery with Marta and Chris. The Sandra Blow exhibition spanning Newlyn and sister gallery, The Exchange, left me cold. I found her work uninspired; free of expression and emotion, narrative or thought. (Check her our here. … She did have a lovely FACE)
Happiness was upstairs discovering Jack Doherty’s pots!
They had me immediately, with cowboy eye sky blue and rusty boat yard colours.
The process he chooses is fascinating. He doesn’t use a glaze. The patterns on the pots create themselves.
Super fortuitous meeting this man last night. Right on buzz. & a come full circle guitar story from when I started this blog. I won’t forget the light blaring off him when he played THAT riff. Multiple Gemini with Mars in Scorp, delivering a wicked sense of humour. Lovely eyes.
Look forward to roaming next week.
Paid a visit to Upworld today, in preparation for some new pictures. Very excited to be working with Australian author Hayley Merelle on her children’s book, Robert Mumpkin Myer & The Wishmakers.
Yesterday I visited Highgate Cemetery, West wing. It’s the most enchanting place I’ve ever been.
The Brink exhibition is now open. See my collaborative woodland installation with Keira Rathbone at The Vaults Gallery. Open Tue-Sat 11-7pm. THE VAULTS, Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN
If you visit, please enter the work and spend some time in it.
It’s inspired by early childhood play and imagining, the games you used to play, the place you always used to go, and the peace and excitement of it. It uses scent, live insect audio, light, earth and greenery to transport you out of the gallery into your own remembered place.
Click below to see pictures from the opening night.
Went to measure, figure out lighting & gear today, for an installation going in with Keira at Vaults Gallery, by Waterloo this month.
Looking forward to transforming the place.