Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Back Home

I left Peru...

Wall art in Lima.

...and am back in Canada.

My snow-covered front lawn.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Art Gallery in Lima

I visited the MALI, Lima's art museum, but only one exhibit was available for viewing as the rest of the gallery is being restored.

This image was taken from the program. Work by Sergio Zevallos.

I saw the exhibit called The Wondering Body with works by Sergio Zevallos from the Grupo Chaclacayo.

The exhibit was mainly photography but there were several pieces of collage which I enjoyed very much.

Santa Rosa's image was used and altered with drawing and collage.
I understood it to be about the tension between Catholic devotion
of the country
and the real life horror of the armed conflict (1980-2000).
The group also made collages from waste,
sadomasochistic reenactments,
religious transvestism,
processions of alters made from trash.
Their art found no place in Lima.
(image photographed from the program)

The group consisted of three members. After their first and only exhibit in Lima, they went into a self-imposed exile in a house in the Chaclacayo district where they worked for 6 years. The group decided to move to Germany in 1989 in part due to the growing social and political hostility of the armed conflict in Peru. The artists took with them all their work and what they could not bring they burned and carried the ashes with them.    

The group dismantled in the mid '90s. Their works never returned permanently to Peru.

The triangular roof is installed over the courtyard of the building.
It's an odd sensation being inside a building but really being outside!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Where in the World...

I am in Peru this week. Surprise!

I'm in Lima to be exact.

I took a tour of the city today and learned about its history.

Ruins from the ancient temple Huaca Pucllana.
Notice the bricks are set vertically.

and ended on the Pacific Ocean for sunset.

No sewing today.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Tea with Marilyn

I had (virtual) tea with Marilyn Mirabelli of Simply Splendid Victorian Afternoon Teas.

My friend Gail decorates her garden with vintage tea cups.

You can find the interview she conducted on her blog while we had "tea".

La Stanza del Tè, translated is The Tea Room,
an art piece by italian Maria Teresa Sansotta.
made with tea bags, fabric scraps, crinoline,
 approx. 1m x 1.40m
It was a present to me from the artist
for my 25th wedding anniversary.

Marilyn has organized teas at my home on several occasions. I remember the Mother's Day Tea with fondness. Very elegant and right up to my high standards!

The tea ingredients,
including scones and fancy sandwiches,
always come in a fancy box!

Thank you, Marilyn, for your interest in my textile career.