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Control Over Nature – Tessa Farmer

Tessa Farmer at The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London.

To mark the release of the new Amon Tobin album (ISAM), Saatchi Collection artist Tessa Farmer put together the Control Over Nature installation, brought to life by the music of Tobin.

Vicious fairies (just 10mm in height) made from parts of insects, build imagined dwellings from carcases and bones Рthe most breath taking piece being a mummified cat infested by fairies accompanied by the track Kitty Cat.

As you enter the crypt (lit only by the spot lights angled at the installation) you stumble into a swarm consisting of the husks of dead insects – from the beautiful butterfly (featured on the ISAM album cover) to ferocious hornets and the usually bothersome blue bottles, which seam to glisten in this low lit grotto.

Tessa’s use of natural materials to create a sinister yet beautiful world where fairies rule, works in perfect symmetry with the hauntingly intricate soundscapes Tobin expertly crafts.
Possibly one of the best exhibitions in the most atmospheric venue I’ve ever been to.

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Creative cakes!

Creative cakes!

It was only a matter of time before I combined my two loves: food and art and I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before…

Chocolate sponge, blackcherry jam, chocolate buttercream, fondant decorations – all completely and absolutely utterly edible!

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Ambient P Stretch

Ambient P Stretch.
Another painting finished!
x

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Those damn lazy bunnies!

Those damn lazy bunnies!

I had a lovely day on Saturday, pottling around sunny bristol. I went to see the Cosima Von Bonin’s Bone Idle exhibition at the Arnolfini.

Materials, craft, music by Moritz von Oswald and film came together to expore the notion of sloth and fatigue.

The exhibition in on until Monday April 25th, so if minimal german techno, textiles or lazy bunnies are your thing, I promise you’ll love it!

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Make a meal of it with CCP!

Just launched a campaign for CCP Cheltenham. These days you can bearly get you a drink in you favorite establishment for a fiver, but can feed a young homeless person for a WHOLE WEEK! Support them or maybe even donate.

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Crouching Tiger Hidden Atompop

Crouching Tiger Hidden Atompop
And Cheltenham breathes a sign of relief… Race Week is over for another year. One benefit of our town being over run by middle aged upper class tory lovers¬† (who quite frankly should know better) is I’ve done a lot of staying in doors, painting mainly. Finally finished one I’ve been messing around on for ages, its taken on many guises, but this is how it ended up x

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Bloc weekend

Well its a been a while… but I’ve been busy having fun (every hard working graphic designer needs a break!) at Bloc weekend in Minehead. Highlights had to be, seeing the sea, Moderat (if you’ve never heard them before check out Rusty Nails), then there was Four Tet, Aphex Twin and Venetian Snares! Good sunny times with friends, I’d definitely go again next year x

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Liz musings Web/graphic design

package design by day and websites by night

Ello!

Phew what a busy day… packaging by day and websites by night, I’ve been working on the beginnings of a website for an air conditioning company, I love this stage of a project, its my time to be creative.
PLUS I’ve just passed over the design files to Sam for the Creative Course Company site – been working on this one for a while so can’t wait to see it go live – whoop!

Nite x