'Interconnected,' a new sculpture I've worked on over the past few months will be on display at the exhibition ‘Form’ which opens on Saturday 1 June in Bangor Walled Garden.
The idea for this piece came about a few years back when I was looking at a classical sculpture and for some odd reason thought 'hmmm those tight elaborate curls remind me of little figures.'
This thought stewed away in the subconscious and merged with how our hair follicles contain the history of all the people of our past along with the concept of 'Six Degrees of Separation;' The idea that we are six or fewer steps away from each other, creating a chain of "a friend of a friend" connecting any two people in a maximum of six steps.
How we are collectively closer than the perceived barriers we set.
Events at Form Exhibition:
Join me at the opening on Saturday 1st June at 2pm where there will be refreshments and a tour around the exhibition with artist talks - I'll be there to give a quick insight into the making of this piece.
To RSVP contact: email@example.com or call 0300 013 333 Ext 40205 by Thursday 30 May
Sunday 16 June | 2pm – 3pm (time TBC) | | FREE
A life drawing workshop featuring short poses by a clothed model in the garden setting.
Sunday 16 June | 3.30pm – 4.30pm (time TBC) | FREE
Join me for a short drawing workshop inspired by the beautiful flowers and plants of the Walled Garden.
Have you any interesting interconnected stories? How you've somehow linked someone you just met to someone you know?
With news everywhere talking about separation, a few stories that remind us how connected we are can only do good.
For example, my wedding planner from the South of Ireland turned out to live next door to my Great Uncle. My husband's New York Manager grew up a street away from me, delivering papers to our house on his newspaper run. A total stranger I got talking to at a Cyprus airport who was living in Amsterdam turned out to know one of my friends. I could go on!
I'd love to know if you have any random coincidental stories of how we're linked together. Please scroll to the bottom to the comments section - I can hardly wait to read them.
And stay tuned for the upcoming posts on the website showing art works by other artists exhibiting at Form, plus the past unusual spaces I’ve displayed artwork in and why I prefer it to the white walls of a gallery.
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