So I embarked on a little diorama project after being inspired by the majestic landscape of Lake Tekapo on the south island of New Zealand. I could stay there forever. This place is famous for it's cerulean blue lake, oceans of night stars and strokes of auroras.. ah the marvels of this planet.
Here is a little display I just pieced together.. The birds nest is the 'connecting dot' to the last post. It was constructed by Aboriginal artist Kathleen Sorensen and was part of Object : Australian Centre for Craft and Design's exhibition Woven Forms. Titled Pilbara Basket, the yellow wool stitching the nest together won me over in an instant.
It may be a bit of old-new news but its beauty is timeless. This light installation in a tree in Burgundy, France titled Nest One was created by Simon Husslein, who describes it as "a woven sphere glowing at sunset.. changing colours symbolize new life plated into a dying tree."
See more of Husslein's projects here.
Once, passing a theatre in Berlin, we stopped to admire the beautiful way the light was illuminated in a corridor. Rather than light being emitted from the chandelier, a projection lamp was set on it as if it were (and rightly so) an object of art. And I love the glowing silhouette it cast onto the wall behind. Gorgeous!
The little acrylic letters that I made the mobile out of below were tokens from The Letter Museum in Berlin (a place of wonder!) if you get the chance to go there, do it!