Giant fruit sculpture in Cromwell, Central Otago, New Zealand, home of many fruit orchards. On a dark winter evening they're an impressive sight! Taken by Nigel 07 Aug 2019.
This work by Rebecca Baumann was purchased by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in 2017 with funds from the Dunedin City Council. Dunedin, New Zealand. Baumann's 'Automated Colour Field' works began in 2011, following a residency in Berlin, where she became interested in the scheduling boards at train stations. Automated Colour Field (Variation 6) consists... Continue Reading →
View east from home, storm gone. Taken by Liz this morning 06 Aug 2019. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand.
It's been one of THOSE days. Snow snowed, deeper and deeper. I made a pot of tea. Power cut. Came back on after an hour or so. Made coffee. Another power cut, out for hours this time, back on about 4.30pm. Why can't 'they' keep the power going when you most need it? Nigel went... Continue Reading →
Just reminding you northern hemisphere folks that it's not sweltering hot everywhere in the world. I'm trying hard to ignore all the white stuff around our house that fell overnight. I love the snow up on the mountains, that's beautiful. Not so keen on it lying all around our house! It fell overnight and we're... Continue Reading →
I recently found Samuel Bloch on Twitter - he's been travelling in New Zealand and taking awesome photos. Samuel describes himself as a French birder and photographer. He has a WP blog Eiwawar which I follow. Today he published a particularly fine post with photos of scenery and birdlife that he encountered while travelling the... Continue Reading →
"In the installation Once More with Feeling, Baumann has repurposed a Trivision advertising billboard, replacing the billboard signage with a series of triangular prisms. These prisms continuously rotate 120 degrees, revealing each iridescent colour as it turns. As the theatre lighting hits these prisms, a kaleidoscope of colour is created - colour that reflects and... Continue Reading →
People talk about toning colour down; I tell them I want it to go right off the scale. -- NORI POPE Here I am, in my happy place, in colour space. Happy as ...
This morning Nigel read me a few paragraphs from an article and it turned out to be a recent piece published on the website of the Washington National Cathedral: "...As the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, we strive to serve God and our neighbors as agents of reconciliation, a trusted voice of moral... Continue Reading →
Immersed in joyful, happy colour, our treat after a day of car travel. We didn't have much time but both of us felt happy and relaxed in this fun colourspace. I'll be posting more about this soon(ish). Taken 23 July 2019. Dunedin, New Zealand
Benjamin, who as far as I recall, is about 5-and-a-half years of age and with the assistance and supervision of his grandmother "Gem" follows various WP blogs including mine. He is very aware of who Greta Thunberg is and what she stands for. "Gem" emailed me yesterday about an excellent blog-post she and Benjamin had... Continue Reading →
Poem by Damien B. Donnelly. Arranged and presented by Liz. Last night you came calling like a song to soften the shadows and found me slipping in between the silence and the slumber. Last night you came calling softly with your whispering words that filled the longing, soft words that settled upon my bed like... Continue Reading →