Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
I don't know which was more shocking, buying a latte for six us dollars or buying this mint minister II for 15 us dollars...
I arrived in Copenhagen yesterday, today was my first full day getting lost and going to flea markets, tomorrow more of the same. I'm pretty pleased with the camera it dates back to 1962 and has a built in light meter which doesn't need any batteries.
Friday, September 16, 2011
I decided to divide my trip between Horne and Copenhagen with a last minute side trip to Aarhus. mainly to go to the art museum and see Ron mueck's boy sculpture, which by the way is reason enough, but to my surprise the museum itself is pretty great, lots of contemporary art and on the roof is what it would feel like of you made a hamster wheel out of a rainbow.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
the past two weeks were spent in horne, northern Denmark. the old Horne station, home to two great and talented ceramic artist. My timing in finding this place couldn't have been better, enclosing around the time of an international ceramics conference (http://creabiz.dk/) which at the time of planning this trip I didn't think to much about it, until it began.I met so many talented artists from around the world in this home (france, Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Egypt, England and a few from the U.S.) it's not everyday you get to walk into a kitchen to grab some coffee and start up a conversation about ceramic performance art with someone from France or play UNO with artists from Cairo. truly an environment i will never forget, I was so busy helping out in the home and studio and sprucing up their outdoor kilns and talking to people and making apple and plum tarts for what seemed like the masses, I slacked in taking any photos. it was proposed that I return next year not only to help out (a.k.a make more tarts) but actually be a part of the conference as part of a young American artist panel, which is something that is not my style but I would do it for the sake of what I had experienced over the past two weeks. the two cups above were given to me, the smaller pinkish one is from one of my hosts and the other is from an American out of Minnesota. the plus side of being in ceramics is that you never have to buy dishes.