After all the excitement of the Jubilee River Pageant, it was lovely to go with Ian and Maggie to the tranquil green surroundings of Kew Gardens. We went in through Lion Gate ( near the Pagoda) which is always the quieter end of the gardens. The David Nash exhibition officially opens next Saturday but all the sculptures are in place now - both outside and among the foliage in the Temperate House.
The exhibition at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery is also open with wonderful sculptures, drawings , prints and videos - of the Ash Dome and travels of the Boulder. It's a lovely atmospheric space enhanced by the view of the trees outside
There was a video of cork oak harvesting in Portugal which was used in this amazing scuplture. This was definately our favourite - the contrast between the colour of inside/ outside and that lighter edge . Wonderful! I look forward to further visits and explorations.
A Conservation Biotechnologist by profession, in my 'playtime' I create art textiles inspired by the natural world. I am currently exploring ways of interpreting sketches directly onto fabric. Besides printing paintings and photos onto fabric using the computer, I am constructing densely quilted pieces overpainted with acrylic paint.