Thursday, May 8, 2014
The House That Jack Built
Going to be a super cool show on British folk art at Tate Britain this summer. I so want to see this, but we won't be in Europe this summer. This looks like a can't-miss show. The first image above, a straw sculpture of King Alfred by master thatcher Jesse Maycock, is going to be there!!! The second image, also probably in the show (I'm guessing), is an early 19th c. collage made of leftover fabric by a tailor, George Smart of Frant. There will be maritime paintings by Alfred Wallis as well. The last two images above are some favorites of mine by Wallis -- what is that lion doing there?