I realised that I hadn’t shown you my photos from a visit to Bilston Craft Gallery last week. The Gallery is a big, beautifully lit space and they have a calendar of very interesting exhibitions throughout the year. It’s part of the WAVE group of venues and you can find more about them on their website.
At the moment they’re showing Beauty is the First Test: Contemporary Craft and Mathematics. Now believe it or not, back in school I was quite good at maths and I suppose I still like to have a sense of logic and numerical rhythm in my work. Composition, balance and harmony can all be rooted in maths and it’s a fascinating aspect of art. On display were works by a variety of makers including Michael Brennand-Wood, Janice Gunner and Margo Selby. The giant spirograph drawings were the most eye-catching though. I think that might actually be the biggest piece of paper I’ve ever seen. I’ve photographed it with Linda for scale!
Other hands on areas were perhaps aimed more at children, but we couldn’t leave this tesselating foam puzzle incomplete. I was always intrigued by Escher when I was younger and if you’re a fan you’ll recognise these lovely lizards.
These elegant bobbins formed another of the displays on the tables.
Back home it’s all been about preparing for the move. I’ve been packing boxes and trying to be as organised as possible. Yesterday Amelie and I took a breather and went out for a walk. We found a wasps nest, some lovely little bird feathers and this chap. Turns out he’s the caterpillar of a sycamore moth which while quite beautiful is no where near as much fun as this little punk.