The Farningham Hobby Horse Project goes into the Kaliedoscope Gallery on Tuesday. Its been a bit mad really – getting stands made, painting them, gaffa taping them, getting vinyls made, putting up posters…….Ros Barker and I seem to have been doing something for this project every day for weeks and weeks.
Last night I started phoning the villagers who made the horses, reminding them that they can have their photos taken with their horse for the village historical archive and maybe for a book. Everyone was so lovely. Suddenly the project and I were reunited again in my frazzled brain and I was really proud of it.
Can’t wait for Saturday 17th now. Its going to be fun.
The rest of the day was spent finishing a proposal for Telling Stories: Hastings.
Part of this was me trying to photograph a bell – jar. Bonkers. The images you see are taken from about a hundred. Not only that but the bell jar and I were to be seen everywhere from the garden to hiding behind the kitchen curtain in an attempt to cut the reflections………..getting crosser and crosser as the 5pm deadline loomed closer…
The bell jar work is part of an ongoing narrative offered as a memorial to my family lost in the Holocaust.
In my mind the work links to my family history of religious persecution by various sovereign states and the wasps can be read as sinister or benign, as guardians or aggressors of the family home. I have called it Homeland Security.
A great exhibition which follows on from the very successful Telling Stories: Margate . It will be in the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery which just up my museum style presentations street.