Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Discerning Viewer

Sammycat often watches the television screen attentively. 

Here, she is taking in a David Attenborough classic on birds.

Apologies for the colour quality - these are taken at night, on my phone. 
I've tried to improve them in Photoshop, without much success (our walls are actually almost white, and the carpet is silvery grey!)















And here's one of my grandchildren, just because.



Saturday, March 5, 2016

Road Tripping

Last week I drove down to New Plymouth, one of my favourite parts of the country.

I particularly wanted to see the new exterior of the city's Art Gallery, which has a permanent collection featuring the work of Len Lye, a kinetic sculptor and film-maker who was born in New Zealand but died an American citizen.

The exterior is astonishing, brilliant even on a grey day:











It was just as interesting inside, with the light coming in from the reflective panels:








One of the exhibition halls. The filaments all move and change position, creating a play
of sound as well as light.