Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Strange but Interesting



Last week I got to see the gardens of a 17th century villa.  This villa isn't normally open to the public and I could only look on it from afar, so I was really pleased to be invited on this occasion.
The occasion was an arty event, with 'installations' by various artists dotted about the garden and grounds.  Some of it was interesting and good and some was well...just interesting!

I wish I could show some photos, but I think I would need permission to do so.  I did like a sculpture of a child playing hide and seek made from garden mud, and also music made from recordings of the strange noises silence in the empty rooms of the villa.  This latter was broadcast in a dimly lit stable, furnished with piles and piles of very old, dusty newspapers, very spooky indeed.

The evening finished off with jazz music on the terrace and I would have loved to sketch, but the sun was setting as we arrived and light faded fast into darkness.  The sketch above is from my photographs and shows a tree with amazing roots growing over rocks, lit up by the setting sun. (I can't resist trees and roots).

12 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

This sounds like the coolest, most interesting event!! It's great that they let you snap a few images while there so that you could capture this beautiful scene on paper! What a GORGEOUS sketch!!

frayedattheedge said...

I love your tree!

whatidoisme said...

Beautiful tree and some very creative ideas at the event by the sounds of it.
Sue

Melliott said...

Beautiful purple shadows at the top of the tree. I love trees and roots too. So primeval and earthy.

Deborah said...

Awesome, sounds like a very interesting evening. Love the tree sketch.

thepinkrachael said...

Sounds like a really interesting and relaxing evening! Love the roots of this tree.

Martine said...

Beautiful lines and shading ! Great evening from what you wrote !!

Gillian said...

...an I can't resist your drawings of trees and roots. What a powerful looking tree - that purple shading is yummy. x

Ann said...

Very cool tree - and a wonderful sketch! Sounds like a fun evening!

Chrissy said...

Well done & well deserved :)

nanke's stuff said...

What a wonderful evening you had! A true gift. This tree is amazing, both in your depiction of it and in its interesting self! nancy

Alex said...

This is awesome! The tree looks great!

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