The interesting exhibition ‘Paper’ at Saatchi Gallery in London shows artworks made of (mostly) paper. Yuken Teruya’s objects are remarkable. He cuts or tears trees from one side of a shopping bag (sometimes high end fashion boutiques, others MacDonald’s) and folds it inside. Then he places the bottom of the bag to the wall. The result is a peephole in which the light is shining beautifully from above through the cut out tree.
On the occasion of a party in London where my son showed his graduation film, my daughter wore tight pants decorated with fine hand embroidery. If you invert the drawing’s black and white, it looks like a beautiful dark tattoo on a white leg.
I really love palm trees. They make me long for the tropics. Quite unexpectedly I saw a few in a secluded garden in London near Sloane Square.
After nearly ten years I was back in London last week. The ‘Shard’, with over 300 meters the tallest building in the European Union, stood out as one of the novelties. Sketched on the back of a menu in a restaurant, architect Renzo Piano’ s first design of the building was reminiscent of an iceberg, according to Wikipedia. If I look at the building now, I always keep in mind that the building is made of ice and that nineteenth is located below the surface.