Posted: August 18, 2011
Lepidopterology is the study of butterflies & moths. Everyone loves butterflies & yet so many people, including my mum & DB, hate moths! I guess butterflies are just much prettier & as they’re not flapping about at night, just not scary!
To many butterflies represent freedom. I have a butterfly tattoo on my back.
The first image is a bit of street art on the Banbury Rd in North Oxford & the last image is another piece by Helen Ward whose work I first discovered here. I have completely fallen in love with Helen’s work, if you haven’t already checked her out then you really should!
Posted: August 5, 2011
In the spirit of conquering my ever-growing to-do list today I took my new camera (yes, finally!!!!) & myself off to visit the Sarah Wiseman Gallery in Oxford. I think I picked the right time to go as I found most of the work in there absolutely breathtaking…
This installation is incredible. Wire spikes have been mounted into a wooden board & felt balls in varying shades of blue affixed to the spikes to create this effect. It’s so tactile & when you see it in real life you really want to touch it. (believe me, I did!)Unfortunately I cannot remember the artist’s name.
These ceramic pieces are by a lady called Katie Almond whose work is so sweet & nostalgic. I bought the above brooch & at £12.50 for an original piece of art work I’d say that’s a bargain!
These are by a Bristol based artist called Helen Ward using Victorian handmade paper. I literally caught my breath when I saw the first one, I love butterflies.
Cute felt jewellery by Scottish textile artist Lynsey Walters.
I took these two photographs from outside the gallery. I love how because of the sun the photographs have captured the buildings behind me too… I really like the effect!
Again I’m not sure who the first piece is by but the second one is by Allyson Austin.
I’ll definitely be having a nose round there again. The receptionist was friendly & let me take photographs myself & it’s only ten minutes from my house!
Check out the gallery here.
1,2,3,4,6 & 7 all by me