Sunday, May 25, 2008
Chocolate Kingdom and midnight-blue silk skirtpants
Here is another artist site of Richard Purdy. He uses encaustic to make really complex and beautiful paintings based on a computer programme he made, based in turn on the science of Wolfram. Read more about it on his website! It's about a way of generating patterns, but the site explains it better. In fact his work has for years been influenced by a variety of developments and theories in science. All of them fascinating, nevertheless, the beauty of these paintings lovingly rendered in beeswax result in beautiful and weird objects which stand alone in their own right, and appeal to concerns immediately related to painting. They are like jewels; you can almost look into them. For the chocolate-minded among us I have chosen his painting from 1999, entitled: Chocolate Kingdom.
We had a good day, Mother and I, here in Brussels doing the brocante by Place du Châtelain, from 8am till 5, watching, as usual, the day go by beautifully, and meeting lots of lovely people in a creative interchange of material items. I have for some reason come home with a lot of blue items, including some strange, but gorgeously midnight blue silk thai skirt-pants which pass through your legs and tie round and remind me just a little bit of previous post...we will see how I manage this look!
Love from S2