Somewhere Old and Somewhere New

Somewhere old, somewhere new and the blurry line in between.  Yesterday I went to the Central Saint Martins degree show in the University’s new home behind Kings Cross.CranesThe building used to be a granary store.Spray paint The small houseThis is just the small house that sits to the side of the side of the main site.  The silver spray painted lines were dazzling in the sun.  The inside/outside space in the main building had an incredible sense of space.Light!I came to see the work of a friend of a friend and generally have a look round what BA/MA Fine Art looks like in 2013.  Below are a few of my favourite pieces – Red Seungwon Hong CollageIn the morning I had gone to Wathamstow to visit William Morris’ House, which was packed with fantastic examples of his textiles, the design process, his finished fabrics and furnishing, and most unexpectedly for me his ceramics.  They had great games (for children I should imagine) that helped you design your own pattern using mirrors and stencils.  I also learnt that Morris used to design on one large bit of paper, rubbing out and altering again and again.  I wonder how long it took to finalize a design like Little Chintz below.Little ChinzThey also had big sample books of the fabrics produced today and the original Morris & Company equivilants.  Swatches

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