The best art needs little explanation: here are Jennifer Watt‘s sculptures – you only need to look at them for a moment for them to speak to you.
“Dancers” A sculpture of two figures dancing.
30cm x 50cm x 25cm
Edition of 6
What do you see in this featured photo of one set of Fiona’s ceramic works? (My answers at bottom of this post). Here’s a brief taster of an article in Craft Scotland – full version here.
- she’d like her work to be on show at the new V&A in Dundee, Scotland (currently being built)
- she makes freestanding ceramic assemblages
- very influenced by medieval art in Florence, Italy
- studied fine art at Goldsmiths Art College (sounds like the start of a Pulp pop song!)
- as mature student, went on to study ceramics at Glasgow School of Art and Cardiff
- happily blends fine art and crafts in her work
- there are serious health and safety risks in her artmaking
The 8th fact is that I am instantly drawn to her work, its ins and outs, negative space, simple but cheerful colourways.
I wonder what you see in the shapes on the shelf?
What I notice in the constructions on the shelf are shapes and suggestions of:
elephant, teapot, nougat, pointing, half hoops and a bucket, negative space, a well, a house, a still, a pointing finger, a window, a door, niche, archway, cavity, emptying, filling and visual rhymes (where sometimes the shape is actual and the same shape is in an opening or negative space).
Sculptor Richard Serra answers this question in under 3 minutes. His answers are personal, but apply wider, it makes sense. A big question and an intelligent answer.
Terry Border describes himself as “Humorist, Photographer, Earthling” on his website.
As well as the photo series of books with wiry limbs (see featured photo above this article) he is also a punning facial hair model:
– this is part of a series if you have a friend with facial hair which you would like to gently mock.
And a series of imaginative reconceptions of Paint Chips – yes, paint chips – that ordinary,
Janet Cardiff heard a musical piece and immediately saw it as a sculpture. “Our ears are designed for 3-dimensional sound… the soundwaves hitting your body from 40 separate speakers in such a pure way, really affects you emotionally. If it’s the right space, it really reverberates within your body”
“Traveller, there is no path” – how a political refugee is accompanied in life by a poem, speaking to him.
Griet Bayert and Paul Miller – the Glass Cyphers at Blackwell, the Arts and Crafts House – a site-responsive glass, sound and video installation.
Here’s how the museum describes it:
The Light Within is a fusion of glass-making and digital technology, using video and sound recordings made in and around Blackwell. The installation, inspired by the use of light in Baillie Scott’s architecture, brings together the architectural features of Blackwell with its unique setting overlooking Windermere.
Presented in the Oliver Thompson Gallery, this immersive response to Blackwell is made of a multi-layered video projection-mapped onto sculpted glass works and accompanied by a soundscape. Around the historic interior are freeform sculptural glass works by Beyaert, placed by the artist to draw further attention to the beautifully carved wooden interior and stained glass windows that root Blackwell in its Lakeland location.
on until 18th June
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