Tuesday, 29 May 2012
The Royal Academy
I would like to show some photos but despite taking my camera I made a serious omission of forgetting fresh batteries. If others send me photos I shall rectify the situation so meanwhile you will just have to take my word for it and believe me when I tell you it was a glorious day to parade down Piccadilly following the Rector of St James church, a Reverend from St Pauls and a steel pan group playing 'When the Saints'. With the sun shining, the traffic at a standstill, surrounded by more artists than I thought possible, we walked to the church for a beautiful church service where I was able to stare at the Grinling Gibbons carvings. Back to the RA to catch up with friends and find my sculpture. I was so happy to see so many people I knew, especially Kate Wilson and Sheila Vollmer, as well as ex and current students and John Carter who taught me. I was very restrained, only one glass of champers and even then I waited until I had had some nibbles. My work 'Mossom' is resplendent in room VII hung by Alison Wilding. The room is busy with a huge variety of different works, an eclectic mix. More to follow as I take it all in and wait for photos.