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I like the way artists can use other art to create something new. This post is inspired by this, which is a visualisation of a house (probably the most famous) by Frank Lloyd Wright using the Half-Life source engine*.

Another person inspired by buildings is Vicki Ambery-Smith, whose work I've mentioned to varius people. She makes tiny wearable buildings. Things she's made in minature include the Guggenheim Museum, the penguin pool at London Zoo (complete with penguins) and the most ridiculous glasses. I like her work a lot, but I've been told it's not very wearable: I can well believe it.


Also, my flatmate just came upstairs and gave me a piece of lemon tart. I shall miss her when she leaves, not just for her generous food-giving nature but because she's the Perfect Flatmate and generally lovely.

*Of course, some people might not call this art, but I do.
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Last night I went to see the degree shows of some of the courses at my uni. I, obviously, was most interested in the Three Dimensional Design work (that being my course), but my friends and I also wandered over to see the Fine Art and Photography. The Photography was mostly okay but there wasn't much that stood out. Fine Art was more interesting - though there seemed to be a huge bias towards painting and almost no sculpture, collage or printing. Most of the work was pretty good although there were a few things that seemed to be made purely for shock value; something I tend to find dull. The 3DD was my favourite section, of course. In general it was extremely good and rather terrifying (I have to be that good in two years, eep!).

A list of makers which is mostly for my own reference. )

Other things.. Hmm. Recently went to the Modernism exhibition at the V&A, whcih I would recommend to anyone at all interested. It's a very broad exhibition, with things like theatre costumes, clothes, jewellery and so on as well as the usual furniture, architectural models and drawings. There are plenty of short video clips which are actually good rather than the boring nonsense you so often get. I could happily have seen more work of certain designers (Mies van der Rohe - how can you show a collection of Modernist chairs and not have a Barcelona chair?) and less of others (Marcel Breuer, whose work is overrated in my opinion), but it was certainly one of the best exhibitions to which I've been.


Oh - may be in London at the weekend. Not sure yet, because I'm working Saturday day time and Sunday evening. That does give me Saturday night off, but I'm not entirely sure I can afford to do anything. If I'm not there then I may well come during next week after I've been paid.

I plan to go to the Globe at least once over the summer, since they're doing things I haven't seen before (Titus Andronicus and Anthony and Cleopatra, for example) and standing tickets are only £5..

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