Monthly Archives: June 2013

Yarn bombing – the award for Britain’s Best Yarn Bombing Town goes to?

Since I expressed and interest in yarn bombing I have been sent photos of a few examples of recent yarn bombing. Firstly, I saw a photograph on Facebook of this one in Stafford, which appeared in the entry I wrote … Continue reading

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Absence as presence on the bedside table?

Last year I collected together photographs and descriptions of the mantlepieces belonging to family and friends. This came after talking at college about collecting and being inspired by Rachel Hurdley‘s article about mantlepieces as a reflection of the self and … Continue reading

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The optical illusion house

A BBC News item came my way today and it just screams for a blog entry. Argentine artist known for playing around with perceptions of reality, Leandro Erlich, was commissioned recently by the Barbican to create a new installation in … Continue reading

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Artists who use ordinary things to make extra-ordinary things

I found this quote today: The banal, the quotidian, the obvious, the common, the ordinary, the infra-ordinary, the background noise, the habitual? […] How are we to speak of these common things, how to track them down, how to flush … Continue reading

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Guerrilla crocheters of the world unit!

Oh I just love the BBC News website for introducing me to the weird and wonderful world of weird and wonderful people. Today’s excitement came to me during a moment of idle browsing when I came across an article about … Continue reading

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The scientists who follow cats…

Tonight’s Horizon on the BBC is about cats, what they do and where they go. I have always been fascinated to know where our own cat goes at night (not far, I suspect, she’s not the most active cat). I … Continue reading

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My latest favourte artist

Being a fan of depicting the ordinary in interesting ways, I have been introduced (not literally of course) to British artist George Shaw. As soon as I saw some of his artwork on the internet I fell in love with … Continue reading

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