Oxford

A couple of weeks ago I went to Oxford to see the Francis Bacon and Henry Moore exhibition at the Ashmolean and then to the Pitt Rivers where I hoped for some inspiration which might carry me a little away from what I have been concerned with of recent. I have never really liked Francis Bacon – I just find his work too disturbing. However the Moores were lovelyP1020279

The Pitt Rivers is the original cabinet of curiosity and it was here that I hoped to find something that might set me off on a different path the photography is inevitably not brilliant since they keep the museum atmosphrically darkP1020290

I will admit to a basket fetish and there were some fabulous examples here

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I loved the palm leaf stencils

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I also have a thing about string

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Very drawn to the seal intestine coat – it was exquisitely made and beautifully decorated

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And I loved the construction of this bag
There was a whole pile of other lovely stuff which I could have included – however in the end I became absorbed in the fossils which were stunning

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Particularly the ones with pieces of leaf on them

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Not quite sure where that leaves me – food for more thought!

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