Spheres of influence

Salvador Dali’s Galatea of the Spheres was this week’s inspirational famous painting, chosen by Sue. The 1952 work of art was something of a love letter from Dali to his wife Gala who managed all his affairs so that Dali could paint. First to float in were Rachel and Beth’s circular confections, coincidentally conjured fromContinue reading “Spheres of influence”

Messages in a bottle…

Feeling marooned on this island we’re on? Time to dispatch a bottle! Apparently, bottled messages date to about 310 B.C., and were used in Greek water current studies. This early form of email (sea-mail?) went viral in the sixteenth century, when Queen Elizabeth I reputedly created an official position of “Uncorker of Ocean Bottles.” BackContinue reading “Messages in a bottle…”

Sculpture vultures!

As much as we love the work of Anish Kapoor and Barbara Hepworth, it is entirely possible to make sculpture without a huge studio … or budget. Sian’s challenge was to turn everday items into something totally different and, indeed, original. Imagine one of these as the Angel of the North (Wales)? Antony Gormley eatContinue reading “Sculpture vultures!”