Staircase iii Do Ho Su
A day at Tate Modern for my birthday yesterday - mainly for the Boetti exhibition that Margaret highlighted but with other treats besides.
After a walk across the 'wobbly bridge' from St Pauls with views of the 'Shard' with its top among the clouds we had a quick look round a display from the collections 'Energy and Process'. This included a whole room devoted to this installation of a staircase of polyester fabric and wire suspended from the ceiling. Wonderful attention to detail , even the banisters and light switches, it made me think of pojagi.
restaurant. Not cheap but good value for the quality and elegance - it was nice to pair different wines with each course. The 'stickie' of Muscat that tasted of treacle toffee and coffee went wonderfully with my custard dessert and Ian said the cheeseboard was the best he's ever had (and he's had a few!)
'Arte Povera' he asked me whether I'd seen the sculpture of a quilter so absorbed looking through her stash she's forgotten to get dressed....
Venus of the Rags -Michealangelo Pistoletto