Howdy Possums Thought I would share some fabulous flower pictures tonight. I went off in search of some long lengths of wood today, and made a visit to the 20 21 Visual Arts Centre while I was in town. I found some wood by the way, I'll update you on that tomorrow, but lets have an arty day today.
Here is the blurb from the North Lincs Web site about this exhibit, The Chandelier of Lost earrings. It's amazing.
18 April to 16 May
Sagar and Campbell
The Chandelier of Lost Earrings
The Chandelier of Lost Earrings is the result of a mass-participatory project by artistsLauren Sagar and Sharon Campbell. In 2011 the pair put a call out for people to donate individual earrings that had become separated from their partner. A successful press and social media campaign followed, resulting in them collecting over 3000 earrings over 12 months.
From these donations they created a chandelier standing 2.5m high that drips with glittering jewels and delicate threads of fine chain. The Chandelier of Lost Earrings has now toured to several venues and connected with thousands of people. It tells hundreds of stories gifted in the form of a single, cherished earring - its pair having been lost. The artists asked many of the donators to tell them these tales and explain why the earrings were so meaningful to them. Some of these stories have been included in this exhibition.
The Chandelier of Lost Earrings was overall winner in the Arts category in the 2014 National Lottery Awards for the best Lottery funded art project in the UK.
There are several flower displays dotted around the galleries, provided by members of flower arranging groups throughout Lincolnshire. Last year they were all in one place together, but Antony Gormley's exhibition is taking up a lot of space so the flowers have had to be fitted in around it. This one sits outside the office door.
There aren't many flowers in this one, but it's an absolute stunner. I've put some close ups in here so you can see the materials which have been used.
These are small rolls of fabric.
The colours coordinate beautifully here.
This one is like a cake on a plate, looks almost good enough to eat.
This is a no cooking meal, salad. Iceberg lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, beetroot, spinach, a quarter of a quiche, and I put some carrot, radishes, and broccoli in the mini chopper. I don't bother with salad dressings, sometimes I buy dips if they are reduced, sometimes mayo, these are a treat. I have a jar of tartar sauce in the fridge so today I had a little bit of that.