Fountain of Life

October 3rd, 2014, 2pm

It was 20°C with scattered clouds. The breeze was gentle.

A new exhibition opened today at the Dairy Art Centre, of work by Yoshitomo Nara.

The piece in the photo above is entitled Fountain of Life and is by far my favourite piece in the entire exhibition, which contains a mix of paintings, drawings and sculpture dating from 1984 to the present day. The exhibition is entitled Greetings from a Place in My Heart.

But coming back to the best piece (in my opinion!) - Fountain of Life - I find it fascinating, clever, eerie, sad, surreal of course, and somehow very pleasing. If you click on the picture you’ll see that I managed (unintentionally, I confess!) to catch a water droplet landing in the tea cup.

Here’s a view of the whole piece:

And here’s a close-up of one of the weeping heads: fountain-of-life-700-2.jpg

If you’re in London any time between now and 7 December, do pay this exhibition a visit, although be aware that the gallery is only open Wednesday to Friday, from 10am to 5pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm.

David Wade, g, Christine and Marcus said thanks.

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Adrian Tribe

A follower of Jesus Christ, a husband and father, a Kentish Man (not a Man of Kent), a commuter to London

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