08/10/2009

Back from exporing!

Julia Cameron in her book 'The Artist's Way' recommends artist dates! I so agree with her! It recharges the batteries! So I went exploring - or it felt like it! I visited so many different countries! No this is not the 'Yellow Brick Road' but I did feel like Dorothy in a wonderful world 'somewhere over the rainbow'.............
I rambled down this mosaic path somewhere in the Mediterranean - called 'Liquid Gold' the name Homer (800BC) gave to olive oil - the square of gold in the granite surround symbolises the olive oil press from which a central golden line evoking the long tradition of oil as a symbol of light, life and divinity runs through a pathway of simply conceived images of the dove - one for each Mediterranean nation - the artist is Elaine M Goodwin

From here on it got hotter as I entered the rainforest!
Past the spice boat below..................
Avoiding the ant's nest which was very alive!!
on past the WEEE man!! made from 3 tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment - the staggering amount that an average person throws away in their lifetime!
Until I reached the CORE!

70 tonnes of carved Cornish granite from Delank Quarry on Bodmin Moor, lifted in to place through the roof of the building by a giant crane - the film of it happening was quite amazing! You can read more about it HERE. The sculptor is Peter Randall Page and he has a large exhibition of his work at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park until next year - I am saving that for a day in November before going on my travels!
So have you guessed where I went exploring? Yes the Eden Project in Cornwall - it was a great day and I'm back!

8 comments:

Wild Somerset Child said...

Welcome back and great to hear of all your travels.

Annie said...

I loved the Eden Project. Must organize myself to visit again soon - it's been a few years.

Jeane said...

fabulous Rosie - thanks for the wonderful tour!

layers said...

I just figured out from your blog title that you really do go on a lot of rambles and reflections-- your sharing is our enjoyment.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

When are you coming back again Rosie?

A rambling rose said...

Ann and Lesle - thank you but wasn't gone for long - I'm taking baby steps in preparation for my big adventure and letting go of routine things!! I'm not actually leaving on my longer travels until end of November! I just loved this sign as it seemed to symbolise the adventures ahead!
Jeane - it is always fun reliving my experiences on my blog and sometimes surprising as to what snippets I choose!
Layers - I hope there are lots more rambles and reflections to come and I just love sharing them with you all!
Annie - yes you must visit again - it is my 3rd time and different each visit! Let me know if you are visiting - it would be lovely to meet in the cafe there and share our blogging experiences!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Great artist date and thank you for sharing! Another trip in November and the Biennale under your belt...wooohee! I sure liked the golden road and I was taken by the WEEEman!

Seth said...

So many inspiring things in your photos. I am sure you got a boost from this adventure.