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I keep meaning to go back to this exhibition. Last time I was there, it was an overcast day so I didn’t hang around for too long. These enormous sculptures by various Chinese artists are displayed along lovely Lange Voorhout, The Hague till September 11, 2011

The exhibition is timed to coincide with the first Chinese emigrants setting foot in the Netherlands 100 years ago. This year’s event is presented under the title The Hague under the Heavens, referring to the Chinese Tian Xia or All under Heaven, one of the cornerstones of the Chinese Confucian world view.

This one is my favourite, its massive and so intriguing to everyone!

Artist ..: Yue Minjun, Flexible latitude

Say aaaah….yes, that is me in the photo!

Artist ..: Cang Xin, Hitting things just with Qi

Indeed its made in China! A 5 meters high red dinosaur, an enlargement of a toy figure. It refers to the Chinese mass production.

Artist ..: Sui Jianguo, Dinosaur amidst the wind


The object on show here is an old cardboard packing box with worn labels, battered and crushed at the corners, revealing its history.

Artist ..: Jiao Xingtao, Gift from Heaven

Still need to experience the big lamp during the night.

Artist ..: Jiao Xingtao, Gift from Heaven

{ for more information: The Hague under the Heavens }

For some sea creature inspiration that I find simple and delicate. Might be tricky to find the right spot for either of them.  Or then again, it might fit in just about any space in your home and not just for beach homes. Still, they so look pretty!

Glass bowl wrapped with pretty lace and sea coral inside from Sweet Paul….: A little handmade coral garden by crocheter Helle Jorgensen. It’s made from paper yarn, which i never heard of till i checked out her work. You can see more on her etsy shop GooseFlesh…..: Coral in glass lamp found via pinterest.com

Below…: Perhaps not so delicate as the other pieces from above. Yet incredible and amazing! Wood art sculpture by Morgan Herrin

Just got back home late, the Internet is slow and it’s been a while since i shared something with you….Here’s an industrial crawling octopus looking lamp – or funky sculpture with a functionality! Brendan Duggan works with metal to create unique sea creatures,   spaceship style table lamp and other bendy items fabricated from steel. See more of his Etsy shop here

Check these AMAZING little Pencil Tip Sculptures by Dalton Ghetti. His work is so intricate and unique that you can’t believe its just a pencil! Something he has been doing for 25 years as a hobby since he hasn’t made any money from it. Instead, he prefers to give them a way to his friends as a gift. Wow, what a nice gift! You would have to have such steady hands and patience to create this, I would say? But you can tell its something he loves to do….I have so many pencils laying around and use them right to the end or as far as i can write, draw with….but i would have never imagined to create such delicate piece of work. Cool, huh?

{source via: Kronikle Kidrobot}

I was inspired by Kristinas blog comment “…bye bye summer see you next summer” and that particular stone lamp sitting on her desk (see below) i want it!…at the same time i’ve come across Geninnes-art-blog where she hand paints stones and makes them look so lovely…coincidentally, while in my summer holidays in France, i brought back a couple of stones from the beach. i didn’t know what i was going to need them for but now i think i might attempt to paint them! The candles are so cool, i wished i had bought the stone candles while i was in Oz early this year. it took me a while to find them on-line, hopefully i can find them in  Europe…anyway, next time you might consider holding on to the next stone you stumble over…

Hand Painted Stones…: by Geninne’s Art Blog { image: 1, 2 (left), 7 }
Aussie Stone Candles…: via A Little Light { image 2 (right), 3 (right }
Stone Sculpture Photo…: via Seyruun blog { image 3 (left) }
Stone Candles…: via Zuzutop { image 4 (right) }
Stone Pepper & Salt Set…: via This Next { image 4 (left) }
Stone Table Light & Bead Necklace Handmade…: by Kristina { image: 5, 6 }

I would love to have this ceramic piece shaped in, like a taco shell. It makes me think more of something from the sea…I can imagine it may be even nicer when you place a tea-light inside…: Handmade by Leili Design

This amazing sea star hanging light could also hang in my bedroom but i probably would have it turned on all the time because i love it so much… Designed by Marius Watz

It’s the 2nd week of October, the sun is shining! On Saturday it was close to 20 degrees , yeeah! And it has been too long since I wrote something on my blog. So much has happened since then; gorgeous summer has come and gone…: no more swimming in the sea for sometime…: I’ve been all the way to Spain and back by car…: I have gone back to studying Dutch and that takes up all my free time… So I’ve had little time or frankly no time to write and share my travels, inspirations, stories with you…: Yet the biggest highlight I wish to share, was my parents visit a few weeks ago. It has been 3 years since they visited me in Europe. They stayed for only 10 days though it felt longer because we had such an entertaining, busy schedule. Although I visited them early this year, we haven’t seen each other twice in one year since I was living in Australia (that’s 6 years ago!) that’s sad because we do have such a strong bond. And so its heart breaking saying goodbye to them and it never gets easier as time goes by. Thankfully my sweet partner is always able to lift my spirit and give great advice…: he told me (holding a bunch of flowers) that their visit should inspire me to keep up the energy, get back to life and make some future plans to see them soon. I have to agree, rather than feeling their absence, it’s time to get back into my blog, get creative, talk about last summer and pretty autumn.

So here I am, after 10.10.10

Photos by my dad…: Carlos Jimenez

A mix of modern art Sculptures in The Hague on Lange Voorhout during the evening … A very beautiful long street in The Hague. You can discover the free open-air exhibition of: 23 monumental bronze sculptures of Spanish artist Manolo Valdés along with 5 smaller marble and stone sculptures by Flemish artist Kim de Ruysscher. As part of The Hague Summer Festivals you can see the sculptures from the 17 June – 12 September 2010.

This was fun … here with my friend Andrea trying to imitate Princess Leia from Star Wars. I wonder if the artist, Manolo Valdés was inspired by Princess Leia too?

Princess Leia and her famous hair buns.


Sculpture below reminds me of this famous painting By Diego Velázquez, 1656

 

 

I love this photo (below) of Andrea … striking a pose with the marble sculpture!

Shhh! be quiet his sleeping!

Around the corner you can find huge life-size Sand Sculpture created by the sand academy: as an ‘Ode to the Dutch Masters’ in the square at the Buitenhof. There till August 27th 2010. Curious? check the website…:The Hague Festival

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