The Anish Kapoor exhibition was fantastic, although it was smaller than I had expected. ‘Tall Tree and the Eye’ was so beautiful I could have spent all day just circling it, looking at its different reflections if it hadn’t been so cold. At first I only saw the courtyard and people in it’s reflection but I suddenly saw it’s own presence in some of the reflections too and that’s when I really appreciated it. Some showed other balls framing the courtyard which made the most exciting viewing. My husband and I kept calling each other over to see our latest discovery.
I spent a lot of time in the room with ‘Yellow’ in it. Quite a tranquil experience away from the crowded rooms. ‘Svayambh’ had to be my favourite piece though, I went from room to room viewing it. I would have liked to spend the time of it’s whole journey in the end room but it was so busy I couldn’t get a full view of it. Funny on reflection how moving wax was so captivating.
I’ve finally done something with my cell prints! I was planning on making a floor installation. That didn’t work. Then I was going to sew them together, but they were limp and had no structure at all. Finally I got the old UHU back out and glued them together!
I’ve got to get up early tomorrow because i’m going to London to see the Anish Kapoor exhibition, I am so excited I don’t think I’ll be able to sleep!
I’ve been so busy today. I got loads of printing done in college, then I went home and I’ve spent the rest of the day cutting the prints up and glueing them back together. Richard Taylor is coming into college next week to talk to the students about a-n and degrees unedited. Mette and I have been asked to join in the discussion. I’m looking forward to it, but I’m a lttle nervous too. I know most people so I’m sure it’ll be fine.
I only called into college today. I picked up my prints and came home to work on them.
I’ve been using the collagraph cells for relief prints this week. It’s good to be back in college! It’s been a tough couple of weeks, I’ve been ill, but more than anything I’ve been feeling frustrated being stuck at home and being unable to do anything. I missed two days of work as well which means my pay will be down, just when I’m starting to think about Christmas shopping.
The cell plates don’t print like I expected at all. They’ve lost all their detail which I was disapointed with to begin with but the more I looked at the prints the more they grew on me. They’re very simplistic now, but I think I like it. I’d have never designed a plate to print like this but I think it works. They are going to be used in large numbers to make an installation. I’m hoping that because each cell is only being made up of a single colour and are very basic will add to the installation being about mutilples, one in a crowd, losing their identity etc. There won’t be one single thing to focus upon.