Hello there, long time no blog...
Blame the humidity - we do!
These pretty pots, on display at Qld Art Gallery, are by Ai Wei Wei, China's most famous contemporary artist.
Aren't their shapes beautiful?
These pots are ancient, from the Neolithic period.
They are admired for their refined shape and elegant proportions.
We are told that thousands of them have been unearthed in China.
Ai Weiwei has performed a radical act, transforming the pots with modern polymer paint in sweet sugary colours. The meaning and value of the urns is transformed, and they are turned into contemporary works of art.
This subverts and disrupts the prevailing value system to which they previously belonged.
It took me a while to warm to this idea, due to an inbuilt reverence for any ancient artefact. But now I love them, for their beauty, and because they are now prized and cared for in a museum.
Do you like them?
A place for contemplation - a pool by the Gallery's cafe.
Last week we had State Government elections in Queensland.
This horse stood outside our polling booth.
I wonder how it feels about having a tree painted on, not to mention a green tail.
In news from the Sewing Cave, I have a new/vintage sewing station:
Beautiful timber, replacing the old desk I have used for years.
I think we will be very happy together.
It became necessary to put a new cover over my battered but sturdy and comfy chair. Now I have a daily reminder of the elegant fashions of a century ago.
Summer shows no sign of abating, meaning an injection of cool summer wear is required.
From the stash I found a piece of textured stretch something, and tried this pattern:
This is Vogue V1349, a Donna Karan design, designed for colour blocking or combined prints, but I was happy with solid blue. It came together really well, and required minimal alterations, which is a bonus for me.
A friend gave me this bracelet for Christmas...
and then there are those little blue sandals...
Our Peace rose produced this for us.
Just one, perfect bloom.
Have a wonderful weekend.