Tuesday, 26 February 2013

dolly tub in the courtyard of Yew Tree Gallery, Nr. Morvah, Pendeen, Cornwall UK

if you are ever in this part of cornwall, do try to make a visit to the yew tree gallery which has a rich array of ceramics, jewellery, paintings, prints, sculpture, textiles & wood
around the gallery are gardens which Gilly Wyatt-Smith  has moulded into pleasing spaces for displaying sculpture – i’m fairly sure that i’m in the minority that sees the dolly tub as a work of art

Thursday, 21 February 2013

bronze doors with iron lions at the entrance to Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco, Venice, Italy

"All my blond and twilight dreams,   
All those strangled future schemes,
All those glasses drained of wine
All this crazy gift of time"
Kevin Ayers, born 16 August 1944, found dead 20 February 2013

Monday, 11 February 2013

entrance to the lady garden, Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset, UK

Tenax Propositi means 'Firm of Purpose' or maybe ‘in guano we trust'

for more about Tyntesfield (now owned by the national trust) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyntesfield

this magnificent piece of rust has now been ‘restored’ by the national trust in the typical dim-witted heritage-industry way that it is ‘restoring’ Tyntesfield