One door closes, another opens: some glimpses of the HAND OF THE MAKER our 130th anniversary of the Society of Designer Craftsmen @chelseaual. Its the first time I saw this exhibition, on it’s last day, as I was away from London. My attendance here to take down the installation SUBLIMINAL SPACES VIII, was the reason I had to miss the opening of Ctrl/Shift at the MAC Birmingham of the 62 Group of Textile Artists that opened yesterday @the62group @mac_birmingham curated by @lizcooper5361 Variations on the theme-11 modules/manifestations within the new exhibition.
A special tribute to children & shelter. Specially my beautiful baby girl @suveyperera & Mike McCormick for their nuptials. #McCerera Changes colour with fluctuations in the temperature
#couple #family #english #rose #scottish #thistle #welsh #heather (no leek!) #newzealand #maori flax #srilankan #objetdart artefacts nostalgia #architecture #installation #etching #stitch #textile #paper #print sculpture #drawing everyday paraphernalia #handmade #art by my children, some made while at school & current #newwork #collaboration #souvenirs from Thailand, a pot trapped behind the installation #global #map #shrine #lessismore or is “more is less”? (Mies van der Rohe) Or is MORE IS MORE! My 61&half year old life in a nutshell.
Many thanks to great friends, colleagues & family that make all these opportunities possible. Firstly to our Chairman Christine Dove & her wing-woman Dawn Thorne, coordinator Tori McClean for orchestrating such a massive show. @societyofdesigner @torimcleandesigns Their dedication to work tirelessly on our behalf is probably the reason that Christine & Tori were invited to Buckingham Palace last week. Huge thanks to my friend & fellow artist of the SDC Armando Magnino who helped me hang the installation on the 9th. Thank you sir, each you you help me realise my ideas to perfection! See his clever designs with wood: chairs, tables, bookcases (gravity defying miracles!) in the next post.
Thanks to my baby brother Sohan & his son Dharshan who helped me take down, pack it away carefully, drove me to Victoria & even escorted me on to a train. @sohanperera20 @miguelsperera - 5 hours ago