Entries in Art (11)

Tuesday
Jul082014

The Dazzle Ship & The People Who Made Her

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Carlos Cruz-Diez has created a Dazzle Ship in Liverpool as a part of both the Biennial and in recognition of the centenary of the start of WWI. The idea of the patterns was to confuse the German submarines as to the speed of the ships. No one can prove that it worked, but I'd like to think it helped.

The thing that struck me when taking these shots was that everybody involved loved the idea.  There was a webcam set up so Carlos could see the progress.  The painters were well in to it - they all came from Cammell Laird and they loved the exercise of shifting the pattern along the ship.

The Making of the Dazzle Ship

The Making of the Dazzle Ship

The Making of the Dazzle Ship

The Making of the Dazzle Ship

The Making of the Dazzle Ship

Monday
Dec242012

Wellington Road

Wellington Road

We were staying with friends in Birkenhead last weekend.  As I took the dog for a walk on Sunday morning I spotted these wellington boots around the place.  An excellent sense of humour - they're on Wellington Road - but just cool anyway.  And the X10 continues to impress.

Wellington Road

Wellington Road

Wellington Road

Wellington Road

Wellington Road

Wellington Road

Wellington Road

Friday
Mar022012

Striding Arches

The Byre Arch

One of Andy Goldsworthy's series of four stone arches created high up in the hills at Cairnhead Forest.  This one is the Byre Arch and is the only one accessible by road.  To see the others you need to get walking.  I arrived too late for that, but there will be a next time.  Oh yes.

The Byre Arch

The Byre Arch

The Byre Arch

Monday
Oct102011

British Ceramics Biennial

Untitled 2011

The British Ceramics Biennial runs in Stoke On Trent from 30 September to 13 November and is well worth the trip.  As with all such things there are hits and misses, but there's enough here to spend an entertaining afternoon exploring.  One highlight has to be that the main Biennial exhibition is in the old Spode factory - a huge space now filled with art, but which makes you wonder what the place was like when full of workers, kilns and machines.

And some great material to photograph.

Exploring Spode

Trickster

Trickster

Quietus

Quietus II

Human Resources

Employees

LAIB

In Camera

 

Sunday
Aug072011

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A few more from Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  The top one and the 2 below are Elizabeth Frink.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sol Le Witt

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sophie Ryder

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sophie Ryder