Oh it’s a cold one this morning….the first real frost of the winter.
An unusual texture on this modern sculpture by Ron Arad.
Ron Arad came from his native Tel Aviv in 1973 to study at the Architectural Association in London; he worked briefly for an architectural practice, but one lunchtime he walked out, never to return. His first furniture project was the iconic Rover chair created from the reclaimed leather seats of the Rover 2000, and in August this year, more than 30 years later, he unveiled his latest sculptural seat, Gomli, at the Timothy Taylor Gallery.
The Gomli chair is named after a small steel figure that sits on Arad’s desk. “When we design chairs we always imagine the invisible sitter who could be male, female, old, young, large or small – so I developed the invisible sitter into a real figure. We nicknamed this sexless, ageless everyman the Gomli.
“The name might have something to do with my friend Antony Gormley. He uses himself as a model for his artworks, whereas Gomli is a one-size-fits-all figure used to represent everybody. Gomli has no preconceptions of beauty – he is designed for comfort.”
Well the Textures have gone well. An enjoyable theme and lots of opportunities.
The last photo from this theme is of a beautiful autumnal leaf.
A nasty dull day, but the crystal in the window still reflects the colours of the sun.
It’s early morning and The Boys are doing their ‘bits’ in the garden of our friends we are visiting.
10 pictures within ten metres seems a good idea. The morning sun is low and bright. Lots of pictures of water droplets on leaves which insisted on moving slightly in the breeze.
I liked this sunflower sat proudly in the morning sun. By rights it should be dead and withered by the autumn frosts, but it has survived to enjoy another dawn.
I also quite liked the condensation on the greenhouse glass….
Early morning sunshine and my balls are frozen…(the silver ones !)