Day 13: 12 August 2022

Today was workshop day. This was my child-friendly version of posthumanism:

There were some images of Edward Lear’s strange botany, as well as weird fish (the BLOBFISH!) and fungi and flowers etc.. About 10 people came, children and adults, and everyone got stuck in despite the heat. Here are some photographs from the morning, which was great fun:

In the afternoon, I went up the ladder again with Barbara’s help. Barbara has been AMAZING this whole time. Patient, helpful, organised, humorous, pre-emptive, cheerful, positive. What can I say? And she gives her time for free because she loves the Gallery (as do many of the people here).

The only solution for a particularly long airborne tentacle between two taproots was to suspend it at certain points with fishing wire from the light fixture. I’ve got to the stage where I’m abandoning some of my principles (eg not cheating). It was hot and bothersome. Who knew that this connection stage would be more complicated than the huge taproots? Can someone tell me the meaning behind this? (Sally-Ann?) My brain is too hot and befuddled!

At the end of the day, I’d used nearly all of the snakey tendrils which have been made for me over the last 12 days – perfect!

Fixing nodes

This is how it looked when I left at 4.30. There actually might not be too much more to do…


5 responses to “Day 13: 12 August 2022”

  1. Thank you so very much Anna for posting photos of my granddaughters helping you. We are thrilled to be able to still be ‘part of things’ from so far away! Sending creative vibes from Sydney. Alison

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    1. Hi Alison, hope you had a good journey home! It was lovely to have all 3 of them today. All the very best x


  2. Lovely pictures of totally engrossed humans. Strange beings coming alive. And yes making connections takes time, as it should, searching and fumbling. I love what you said about not worrying if it doesn’t turn out the way you imagined.

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  3. A maze ing ! I bet the hardest part now is knowing when it’s finished? I love it. Well done Anna you must be so proud of what you’ve achieved.

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  4. The clay looks like great fun! And the trees are coming on a treat x

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