I completed part 2 of a new tryptic but only really satisfied with this section of it. Which means I will be making it again, only next time it will be better! Part 1 and 3 are only in conception so far. This piece is called “Dawn Breakers”.
Did you know there are over 350,000 species of beetles in the world, and that’s just the ones that have been discovered? According to https://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/side_O_0/beetles_01 this compares to “250,000 described species of plants, 12,000 described species of roundworms, and only 4,000 described species of mammals” And it’s not surprising as the beetle species has evolved…
I am jumping around my garden today like a Morris dancer, not just because it is the 1st of May! I woke up to two exciting email announcements. Firstly two of my mosaics “Chorus at the Wake of the Sun” and “Unfinished Symphony” have been selected for a prestigious mosaic exhibition in Chartres, France….
How the Sun Wakes up in the Morning from Kate Rattray on Vimeo. It is better quality on Vimeo, but it won’t show up on here, so here it is on You Tube! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6e2SsJ6cHU]
During the final exhausting 12 hour “swanning” days to finish my swan for the Swans of Wells public art project, I was also preparing a mosaic project for Kings Hall School in Taunton. (I have a time turner like Hermione Granger !) The brief was to use their school emblem “the Pelican” for a mosaic mural…
My final year at college (1989) I finally settled into making photomontage , and in those days without the use of a computer programme. I would cut up pictures from magazines, take photos of scenes and people and arrange the pieces, then take a final photo which I would then process in black and white….