Thursday, 14 July 2011

love is what you want

A few weeks ago I visited the Southbank Centre to see the Tracey Emin 'Love Is What You Want' exhibition. I even got a sneaky but very brief chat with the oh so lovely Siobhan who works there, which definitely made my day :) The exhibition was wonderful - I really love Tracey Emin's work
 as it always feels so personal yet still so accessible to others. She draws on emotions that are universal, even if the situations preceding them may not be. My favourite pieces were the neon quotes (I bought postcards of two of them) and her embroidered sketches. The idea of 'drawing' with embroidery has always appealed to me, and her pieces were so delicate, contrasting with the often quite gritty subject matter (many of them deal with her abortion.) I would highly recommend this exhibition if you are in/visiting London.

 Since it was such a lovely day I decided to spend the rest of the afternoon in the area - the Southbank and Thames stretch surrounding it is one of my favourite places in the whole world, especially on a sunny day. There is always so much to do and see.

view from the Hayward Gallery balcony

 my last burrito as a meat eater (Tortilla do the most incredible Mexican food - I had a pork burrito with rice and guacamole)

 I'm thinking of starting a quote series around the theme of 'today I am...' - right now it would be 'today I am contemplating a move away from London'

 I love taking photos of skies.....

the most gorgeous ice cream truck ever that looked like a 1950s airstream trailer

 this view will always be the iconic London skyline for me

 I fell head over heels in love with these huge poetry posters in all the colours of the rainbow

 this was my favourite poem... not sure why, but I'm always drawn to poems that create really vivid images in my head

 finally, how could I resist taking a picture of this on my analogue camera?

1 comment:

  1. those painted clouds are gorgeous! ...and love is what you get ; )


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