Wednesday, December 9, 2009

transience wins!

Oh im happy about this....

The Turner 2009 Prize has been announced at the Tate Britain in London and the winner this year is Glasgow-based Richard Wright (49) with his wall drawing, seen above...

Well... I say drawing but the work is like Renaissance fresco, as Richard has made an impression on the wall and then gone over it with glue size and stuck gold leaf ontop of it. The work is made specifically for the space and has been designed from Richard's feelings and thoughts while in the moment of conception. The cannot be taken off the wall and so after the show it is destroyed and painted over with white paint, in readiness for the next exhibition....

There is something so so beautiful in that concept.
It is an impression, made in the moment and then it disappears...

It kind of reminds me of a beautiful walk on Belongil beach at dusk...

I was walking along the beach and things were disappearing and then reappearing...


People walking on the beach ahead of me,
tiny crabs moved in and out of their little hidey holes in the sand,
the remains of trees and roots on the shoreline...
and then I saw a figure hidden in a little make shift cubby house within the tree line...
He waved
I waved
and then I kept walking...
Just one moment and then it was over.

Congrats to Richard though!
It was his last year to enter the prize as next year he would be too old to compete!
The work is so beautiful, so historic in tone and of such a lovely nature that it had to be a winner!

2 comments:

Corinne said...

I love that work! Maybe you could do something like that on my wall?? I won't paint over it, but it's very likely the kidlets will dispose of it somehow.

michele aka the tiny said...

very funny! yeah it is truly beautiful... And yes I can do a mural for you but the kids would definitely have to be involved..xx