Saturday, March 08, 2008

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

The joy of inspiration (or is it just copying)?! I watched a documentary about Andy Goldsworthy last night (check out the pici's of his work to understand my 2nd photo) and awoke knowing I’d have to try a humble homage to this wonderful artist. My first thought was ‘where I am going to acquire the flowers for my masterpiece’? I figured they would rear their lovely heads along my travels and voila-rear they did, in the form of an empty lot full of gloriously flowering weeds. Perfection!

For my empty canvas I wanted to find a mellow rock pool near Pavilions. However, the day was so stunning that the rocks were scattered with beaucoup tourists taking photos of themselves and I didn’t want an audience. Still the jaunt was worth it for this pooch pici....

Gaily forward to destination number two and as the sun wilted my weedy blooms I searched quickly for a vase for my arrangement. In hindsight I wish I’d been a little more patient and found a perfectly round pool instead of this glacier like formation – next time.

As I left this is what I saw this…..

“Message in a bottle”
“Don’t let the sun go down on me”
“Smoke on the water”
“Surfing USA”
“Oh I do like to be beside the seaside”

As a little aside my half sis used to date (and I really want to write shag ) Andy which I'm sure makes her an official piece of living art!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wasn't sure what this was all about, thinking mainly, it looked a bit like a rock shrine to someone who had flung themselves with abandon from on high. I liked Mr Guitar Man and thought he might be playing/singing "with my little stick of Blackpool rock" a la George Formby. Then I looked at Andy's art and realised what you were imitating - nice idea - but not sure what Annie would say about your comment!
As a mother I couldn't possibly hazard a guess.

Mater x

dzabcb said...

Mark's pretty good with that stick - and even better on a board. A keyboard. Catch him for Saturday brunch at Moana Cafe in Paia, and weekend nights at Capische in Wailea.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the hot tip for some good music. I've been craving Moana lately so Saturday lunch it is!

Mater: Now I think aout it I should have got a quote from Annie about her famous ex :-)

Anonymous said...

Okay, Ma, here goes. As an 'ex' of Andy's, I couldn't possibly comment!

Annie x

Anonymous said...

I hate it when daughters refuse to comment on the obvious - that applies to both of you!!!

This Mater is definitely always on a need to know basis.

Sharon said...

Annie: Good one ;–) btw I think Barry is a much better match!