Monday, June 08, 2009

It was a rabbity day

It all started at the Renwick Gallery with this "i am no one" by Beth Cavener Stichter. I really felt the emotion for this poor little creature. Then I turned a corner and found this Glass installation by Beth Lipman, a table that demanded careful exploration lest you miss all the little surprises and creatures.

It was fascinating and conjured up all sorts of images, scenes in life and in paintings, and memories too. It was a beautiful reminder of the fragility of life.
That is not it though.
I was tired and need to sit and so I went to the sculpture garden and saw
Barry Flanagan's "thinker on a rock" .

AND THENStill Life with Dead Game by Willem van Aelst
a room full of rabbit images (all dead) in the dutch masters room of the National Gallery
and I thought
I ain't eating rabbit for dinner

and now for something completely different
don't put this is your coffee or tea


Lesly said...

Hi crazy girl ... not been around for a long time but have just had a browse through your blog. You are a pretty amazing woman ... do you realise? xxx

Debrina said...

Oh rabbits to you!
Hey, I'm doing a plug on you without your permission, so now I need your permission. I've done a posting on monochromatic painting - your faces on stones posting was just amazing. I've put your blog picture on my posting but will need your absolute permission 1st. If you are happy for the picture to be up there then cool! If not, ok if I link back to you?

JafaBrit's Art said...

Thanks Debrina, of course you have my permission, that's really cool :)

I don't feel amazing Lesly lol! but I like the compliment a lot. Hey thanks for dropping by :)

Janvangogh said...

I was surprised at how large that glass exhibit really was.

Bill Evertson said...

You're just inviting hare-brained puns. I love that Flanagan sculpture and thought I'd seen another on a blog to share with you but it was by Sophie Ryder. Is this rabbit infatuation an english thing?

JafaBrit's Art said...

why bill I don't know what you mean! ahem!

I so enjoyed the visit to see Sophie's sculptures, they are brill!

You gave me a thrill bill :)

Lady P said...

okay - I have loved going with you on your visits to the museum and such, but the video on viagra has me in stitches!

cynthia said...

I love Beth Cavener Stichter's sculptures! I'd like to see one in person some day....

The video cracked me up.

Sheree Rensel said...

I know this won't surprise you, but things like your rabbit infestation happens to me all the time. I might get on some kind of thought roll and all of a sudden, synchronicity rears its head. That thought materializes in a zillion ways over a bit of time.

That video made me ROFLMAO!! I too wonder what would happen! I think I have been slipped a mickey! I have been growing nose hairs lately!! LOL LOL LOL

MadSilence said...

I love glass!
Brings to mind Albrecht Durer's Hare.

Cat-in-a-Box said...

I love your exhibition of rabbits... leave it to you to find the most artsy rabbits around! I love 'i am no one'... very evocative! Thanks for sharing your finds!

deb said...

As soon as the wordpress preview came up as I scrolled over your site I KNEW I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post, loving rabbits as I do, definitely a Goddess filled day of messengers! Lucky You!!

lisleman said...

the sculpture garden in DC
I visited that a few years ago. I thought it was temporary - guess not.

Did you like the big eraser (or rubber)?

very funny clip - thanks

Lana Gramlich said...

That "i am no one" rabbit totally reminds me of the animated version of Watership Down. It has the same, hopeless feel to it.