Sunday, May 15, 2011

Still Catching Up..

Here are a few random things that I came across or did during the week and which I want to share:
I would have loved to see this sound/visual  installation by French artist Celeste Boursier Mougenot at the Queensland Art Gallery in South Brisbane Australia that just ended in April:

Copyright Queensland Art Gallery - via All the Mountains

See more picture and read about the project on Flickr here.

Last night, we went to the Gateway Art Fundraiser in Brookline; it's a place where artists with disabilities get to practice their art full time, a bit like Creative Growth in Oakland, Ca. We got this great piece of art by Donna Johnson:

Oh, and I went to Brimfield on Thursday hoping to find some trinkets I could integrate in jewelry.. I didn't but of course had to get a few pieces of linen:

This one reminds me of the Japanese mosquito netting (Asa Kaya) but it comes from Turkey. And I couldn't resist another grain sack with mending:

I can never quite explain why I'm so attracted to those used & darned textiles; maybe it's because of the history they hold, or the fact that so much time was spent fixing them in the simplest yet most beautiful way. Anyhow, it's a bit of an addiction and I have a closet full of them:

And that's only a small part... sick, no?
Talking about addictions, if you haven't listened to this broadcast of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me on NPR with Michael Pollan, it's one of their best and it always cracks me up; Paula Poundstone's addiction to RingDings rivals with mine to textiles..

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