Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Summer Highlights

I've been away from Calgary for about 2 months - but the time was well-spent with refreshing days spent in the Mountains, sketching and stitching time on hillsides and beaches, eco-art produced after Goldsworthy and trips to bump up cultural experience in Liverpool and Bristol (UK) and now returning here to begin a, hopefully, inspiring year in Calgary.

A wonderful setting on the docks and great place to see many very strong and noteworthy pieces. Dan particularly enjoyed some post modern stuff and we had our chance to see an unadulterated Damian Hurst dotty piece which we later saw much improved by Banksy.

Banksy at the Bristol art gallery
Great fun with mind opening and awakening ideas very cleverly presented. I wasn't offended overall, but some of his ideas do not match mine. I thought of the link between his work and comments and my neice's work in progress on greed in art. I wish she had been there.

Crosby - Another Place
The beach at Crosby, NW England is the location for the installation by Antony Gormley which includes 100 cast iron men looking out to sea, from their vantage points at various postions on the beach.


arlee said...

i want to see the Gormley piece in person............someday.

Jackie said...

I can't believe we were so near. My husband was working in Toxteth this summer.
Another place is such a great work isn't it?
Tell Arlee she can stay at mine when she comes!