Friday 28 October 2022

Is it art?

 I thought I had better get an early walk in this morning, with the weather so unpredictable. It had been raining overnight and there was a slight dampness in the air as I fed the cats outside. Coffee drunk and custard tart scoffed, I stepped out of the door wearing boots and a pair of shorts. The dampness had evaporated, and it was starting to warm up. It was windy but not a cold wind. 

I came across Michael the plumber. He was just finishing a job and was about to get in his van and drive off. Lucky I saw him. The first thing he said was, oh, I have a little job to do at your house, don't I. I said yes, Michael I am still waiting. We chatted and he said he will come next week. 

Now, the pics from yesterday's visit to The Ropewalk in Barton. This exhibition is called Life. The artists are Phil Burman and Veronica Einloft. Phil creates his own symbols and forms to explore his experiences. He does not give explanations for individual pieces. He leaves the individual to arrive at their own interpretations. Veronica is a Brazilian sculptor and is inspired by things that make her feel alive. You can find more of her work here

There is a yoootooob video of Phil and Veronica working together. Check it out here. 

I find this kind of art difficult to grasp the meaning of. The pieces are mostly made of metal, wood, and stone. They do have titles, but I fail to see the connection to the actual piece. I think the art is in the arrangement of the materials. I might look in my shed for something I can make into a sculpture. 

I like this mirror, by Veronica, but £2800 !?
Another quirky but expensive mirror. 

Click on a picture to open a slide show. The prices will be enlarged. 

What works best, a black heart or a red heart? 

I stepped outside and took a couple of photo's. The weeds growing through the roof and the brickwork are kind of artistic.
Looking down into the murky water from the footbridge near Tesco. These trolleys have been in here for years. Maybe no one has retrieved them because it's art. There is a terrible stink though. 

Another weekend is looming. Have a good one whatever you are doing. It's also the last day of the month on Monday, and check in day for the walking group on Tuesday. Don't forget to put your clocks back by one hour on Saturday night, if you are in the UK. Winter is upon us. 
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona 


  1. The clocks are going back an hour not forward .

    1. Didn’t you say don’t forget to put your clocks back an hour?? Maybe I’m missing something. 🤔

    2. Don't worry Tammy. You haven't missed anything.

  2. Interesting art!

    1. Interesting to look at and study how the pieces fit together.

  3. It is an interesting art, but not in my sense of art.You had got another view on such kind of art.
    Have a good day..greetings from anna

    1. Thank you, anna. It's the kind of art where you ponder about the meaning of it, but don't fully understand the thought behind it.


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