Monday, 25 October 2010
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Working with leather with my class today, when another member of staff had a roll of kid skins donated to her mum's charity which is to build schools in Gambia which she had brought in to raise money. Serendipity! Realising that maybe I am odd the packaging of the skins was as beautiful as the skins inside.....
The Guardian mentioned the new exhibition by the Museum of Everything on taxidermy and the work of Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter, so another trip to London needed.
Monday, 4 October 2010
On the MA front I am examining what identities we create for objects and how we read these I think that I may need to make the subject area narrower. I am looking at taxidermy, one of my fellow students has a sparrowhawk in her freezer for me, it flew into her window last week. This creates all sorts of thoughts and concerns as to me the vegetarian and hopeless wimp managing a beautiful dead creature. I need to hunt out a taxidermist.