Yesterday, while I was waiting for the kiln I went and had a look at an installation at the Regional Art Gallery it was really interesting and done by a West Australian artist called Olga Cironis ( hope the spelling is right) it was done using what seemed like hundreds of teacups filled with oil & water and had heaps of tiny speakers hanging above them making quite deep rumbles of sound. I was there for about 20 minutes and found it very relaxing, though I’m sure this had something to do with the room as well as it was very light with high ceilings. I would love to do an installation on this scale somewhere, how interesting it would be to come up with a concept.
This morning I unloaded the kiln and all was well. (Thank goodness!!!) I have started on the relaxing task of putting everything together, which sometimes can be the best part if you have enough ideas. I like to use lots of found objects in my pieces and am always on the lookout for rusty bits and things that should be thrown out but are saved for “something”. I’m the sort of person who instead of sitting down on the verandah for a chat will go and explore the back shed !!!!! Oh but the treasures to be found !!
Today my daughter and I are off to a small but beautiful town about 20 minutes drive inland. The town of Donnybrook is famous for its apples and pears etc. and lays in green rolling hills. It’s a very picturesque town and we are on the fun quest of junk collecting. They have a fabulous rubbish tip out there and you can get out and explore, which is unusual these days at a tip, so off we go, don’t worry I know you are dying to see all of this so I will take some photos of our little road trip !!