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Mar 26 2014



Spencer Finch - 366, Emily Dickinson’s Miraculous Year (2009)

This work is based on Emily Dickinson in 1862, when she wrote 366 poems in 365 days. It is a real-time memorial to that year, which burns for exactly one year. The sculpture is comprised of 366 individual candles arranged in a linear sequence, each of which burns for 24 hours. The colour of each candle matches a colour mentioned in the corresponding poem. For the poems in which no colour is mentioned, the candles are made out of natural paraffin.


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Mar 22 2014

I visited the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art today and was incredibly moved by the retrospective of Lorna Simpson's work. 

Simpson is an African-American artist that works with photography, film media, drawings and felt. She works in a number of different sizes and her themes are often associated with memory and ideas of representation. 

Above are some examples of the work being shown at the Baltic;

Image One: Stereo Styles, 1988
Image Two: Photobooth, 2008
Image Three: Wigs II, 1996 - 2006

Mar 17 2014

Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs A Champion

"-18 sucks all the life outta you…+2 says I ain’t all bad"

Rita Pierson was an educator for 40+ years in the USA. She died last year in June at the age of 61. Her Ted Talk is inspirational, witty and poignant.