the Andalusian route # 7: looking up in Granada
UFO attack #2: the elephant
After the case of the covered ugly cushion now it was the turn of the elephant. The picture below shows the state of it for more than a year. I suppose it was the lack of a real motivation that kept it like that. Then
the real motivation my fourth niece was born and I completed it in just a few days :-)
And this is me attacking the next UFO... I´ll show you in a couple of weeks...
The funny man at the top is Bruno Munari, one of the greatest Italian artist and designers. Apart from his paintings, videos, sculptures, toys and all sorts of odd machines he left a great deal of texts about the subject of art and creativity, a must read for everyone interested in that field. Have a look here for an overview of his work, including his very experimental videos about the effects of light, colour and movement.
I own two of his books, both of them gifts from a friend, and they are between my favorites. One of them is Design as Art (Arte come mestiere in the original Italian version, a book I keep reading over and over as it is such a great source of inspiration) and the other is the one is Roses in the Salad (pictured above in its Italian version).
Roses in the Salad is a collection of prints made with sections of vegetables used as stamps. I used chards on a piece of cotton fabric: they actually turned into roses!