wow, cant believe its almost November, been awhile since I posted, life has just been full……………….Where does all the time go, it seems to be racing past at the moment, although I have gained an hour in my day today as the clocks changed today.
Have been away in a very tranquil setting in Suffolk, bliss is the word I would use describe it. This proud fella woke me up every morning at 6.30am. Why is it they rise and “cock a doodle do” everyday without fail? You would think they might have a few off days? His name is Neville by the way !
Wow, these columns are just amazing………
The project “grew out of a previous project, the ‘Platonic Solids’, that also used subdivision processes to generate complex forms,” he explains. However, while the Platonic Solids remained just a computer project, the Ornamented columns “were designed from the start with a full-scale fabrication in mind”. For Michael Hansmeyer, the use of groundbreaking technology is an important part of his work he says. Merging technology and algorithms and by using just a simple input like the Doric column he produces columns made out of 16 million facets whose texture is exquisite and which resemble sculptural objects. In explaining why he chose the Doric column as an input he says that he chose so since its order arguably contains less geometric information than the other orders. “As an input, it contains significant information about the form to be generated without over-specifying and thus restricting the output.”
Ornamented Columns by Michael Hansmeyer | Yatzer™.
on my way to work this morning, this little trio on my dining table caught me eye, they all tell a story in their own right, it just seemed strange they just landed there together, captured in time now on my iphone.
The white roses were bought for me last Friday, it had been a really full on week, had just got in and making a cuppa when came a knock on the door, A beatiful bunch of white roses thrust in my hands, the stress melted away, and a warmth flowed, someone cared, and that felt really good
the Dr Hofmann, figure, is one of my collectable toys, I bought this back in 2006, after I had completed the Hoffman Process, a week that literally changed my life. They are not at all connected though, Dr Hofmann is a street artist ad the Hoffman process is a week long residential course where you get to use a baseball bat to great affect !!! But I feel they were made for each other.
The image, is a page from vogue magazine dated 1962, I bought this at a vintage fare I attended over the weekend. the colours of pink and black look so striking I couldn’t resist. In 1962 I was 13 years old, life was ahead of me, and looking back wow, what a life. A real roller coaster of extreme highs and extreme lows. I feel I am on a new journey now and the Hoffman Process was a catalyst for this change So much has happened to me, so much has been unearthed, forgiven and let go off, the process of transformation is still in the making but in my bones it feels good……………
Its been on my mind now for some time, the momentum is building………….. I receive so many wonderful posts and emails about the papercut gardens I produce, it seems there is a great demand for me to put all my knowledge down on paper and produce a “how to” book. I dont really know how to go about it, but where there is will there is a way and if I put my mind to it, it will happen.
When I initially make these “gardens” I never imagined they would ignite such a positive global response………. I knew they were magical, as I made each flower and blew in a prayer of gratitude , that something bigger than each flower was happening, they were “made with love”. If I could impart this same enthusiasm, the same love and gratitude that I feel when I cut and paste all the petals together into the hands of everyone who will read the book, then I will be a very happy lady.
So I am putting this out to the universe!! anyone out there who has any ideas or suggestions on how to go about this then I am open to receive…………….
Now in plaster, Kathy’s busts, usually in cast concrete giving a dark grey hue, are now much paler. These perfectly detailed subjects and with ” interesting ” additions, like tower bridge, tower of london make them extremely desirable and a “must have” for the interior projects I have at hand. Go to Kathy’s site to see the whole collection http://www.kathydalwood.com/Jan/busts.html
Plaster Busts by Kathy Dalwood.