this image is by the artists Fishcli and Weiss.
I love their work.
Also today is National Fungus Day in the UK! recently I've been getting into fungus....
Landscape for fire by Anthony McCall
Yesterday we went to see an exhibition at the National Museum in Cardiff called 'Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966-1979'
We loved it. There was so much good stuff, some we were familiar with and some new.I was immediately captivated by Anthony McCall's film Landscape for fire which was performed in the early 70s and had elements of ritual and a kind of pagan feel to it.
Just looking for information about him now, I realise that he's the same artist that I loved from the Light Show exhibition in Hayward last year
'You and I, Horizontal' by Anthony McCall
In the last couple of weeks I have been to two conferences all about art, education and creativity. I have been thinking a lot since then about creativity and teaching creativity, or teaching people to learn (as someone said at the conference). I guess this is the same kind of idea as steiner and montessori education - children are taught to question, to investigate things for themselves, to learn by doing and to become interested in learning. The outcome then is to find the thing that you love and do well and then do it.
Alongside this I've been reading 'The Participatory Museum' by Nina Simon, (she blogs here if you are interested) which I partly think is fascinating and coming from a really good place and partly think is totally lame. I'd be interested in your thoughts if you've read it!
It's Sunday. It's almost lunch time and I'm still in my pyjamas with sadie cat asleep on me. Bert has just put 'Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter' on.
we hope you are having a lovely sunday too.x