Monday, March 15, 2010

flour and water


Rain and wind have done more damage here than the snow. Our basement is wet and the roof is leaking in three places. But a tree fell on a house three houses away.

Yesterday we went as planned on the XPN Arts Crawl  Tour. Riding a trolley through Philadelphia city streets and neighborhoods, we stopped at three galleries and had a narrative tour of some of the city's murals. Coinciding with the St. Patrick's Day parade, we also saw leprechauns and a lot of green.




Our itinerary included the Marcel Wanders: Daydreams exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Perelman Building, Philagrafika 2010 The Graphic Unconscious exhibit at the Pennsylvania of the Fine Arts, and Sublimation by David Meyer at 2424 Studios (photo below).


Can you guess what Sublimation is made of? Flour!  The gallery roof had also leaked and the piece was being repaired when we arrived. All of the exhibits were inspirational and the talks by the curators were enlightening.  If photos had been allowed, I would have taken them of Marcel Wanders' Crochet Chair that was made of crocheted cotton soaked in epoxy and of some of the collages in the Philagrafika exhibit. Today is my birthday.

13 comments:

dosfishes said...

Happy Birthday wishes to you fellow fish. It's a good thing we are fish, since we have had 9 inches of rain up here in Massachusetts, and looks like you are all getting the same. Leaky basement too. Fascinating tour you went on, if you like the crochet chair you saw, you should check out droog a Netherlands? design firm that did a rag chair made from old clothing, pretty cool stuff. Hope your leaks go away and you have something lucscuious made from flour and water tonight - like CAKE!

Mrs Moen said...

Happy birthday, Deborah!
Sounds like an intersting tour; I would have loved to see the pictures - if you were allowed to take some.
Sorry your basement is wet. I have a wall in my bedroom that needs replacement after umpteen leakages over the years. Annoying...

Barbara said...

Neat experience in Philly! Not far from me. Love your Dresden Plate photo, did I miss something in your post? Wondering about it.

Eva said...

Happy birthday -- or what is left from it. Wishing you some sunshine, for a change -- and whatever you wish.

Mary said...

Well Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a fun weekend - well, not the water damage, but the rest of it. Enjoy your day!

Linda Zimmerman said...

Deborah, Wishing you a very happy birthday! What an art filled weekend you had, sounds wonderful! I would love to see the crocheted chair. enjoy the evening.

bad penny said...

Happy Birthday ! I must get my brother's card off -he's on the 18th has red hair & called Patrick !
No Irish connection but Mum liked the name & the midwife was Irish !

Suzanne Kistler said...

Happy belated birthday, Deborah!!!

Deborah said...

Thanks!

sewpam63 said...

HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY, Deborah!!! : )

The tour sounds interesting! We went to see the Picasso exhibit. It was AWESOME!

Glad the rain has stopped and there's SUNSHINE now!!! Enjoy it and lets hope things dry out. We had water in our basement too.

tangled stitch said...

Happy Birthday and I would have loved to see that crocheted chair. Must have been a site. Glad you had a great time.

jackie said...

I'm hopeful of Spring too, but daffodiles are v. late and in two weeks we have the Horticultural show- wiil there be any blooms. The tour sounds great and how nice to be able to pop into a braiding workshop. Thanks for reading my blog.

Quilt or Dye said...

Happy happy birthday, Deborah, Dear.
Happy Days will come to you all year.
If I had one wish then it would be,
A happy happy birthday to you from me.

Tee Hee