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Saturday, 21 September 2019

Look again







We wandered down to White Rabbit Gallery on the weekend, and the new collection is up. And it's pretty wonderful. (Not all of it is suitable for children so be mindful of that).


My favourites were the works that appeared to be one thing, and then when you looked closer, were actually another.












The Pop Art style paintings of the flags were eye catching, but when you looked closer, they had more in common than you first thought.





My favourite, however, I almost missed completely. The whole top floor is this. Rubble, that I inspected quite closely for a hidden meaning. Could be the result of a bomb, or as the artist is Chinese, maybe a landslide or natural disaster? I was unsure so I read the sign. It pointed out that the rubble was breathing, and it was the breath, the sign of life that gave us hope in this global crisis. I went and looked again, and lo and behold it was indeed rising and falling, breathing quite noticeably. I have no idea how I'd missed it. I burst out laughing and commented to the volunteer that I couldn't believe I hadn't noticed it before because it was moving so much. She confirmed that most people do miss it if they don't read the sign.

And isn't that just like life? We often miss the big picture, thinking that we see it correctly the first time? Our perspective is just that, and can be changed in an instant with more information. Another person's perspective, some other experience,  a change in circumstance. Never forget we are just processing the information we have at hand. Always be open enough to look again. Things are often very different to what we first believed when we look a little closer.

 I loved this little guy, but if you look a little closer, it's a rare selfie of me - Portrait of an old lady with phone in art. If you're looking for fun with teens these holidays, head over to Spicy Alley for lunch with a side of art at White Rabbit.


Linking with #Dreamteam  #KeithsRamblings #PictorialTuesday and #OpenSlather






14 comments:

  1. Ah, the accidental selfie strikes again. I actually posed with my pooch pal last week but I've yet to share it with the blogosphere. That is so cool about the breathing rubble, I would have thought, "DIdn't they think to clear this area for the exhibit?"

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  2. Such an interesting art expose.. Love to see the surprising details indeed.

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  3. How true! Things are often very different to what we first believed when we look a little closer. Great post, Lydia.

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  4. Very cool! My favorite is the first.
    Thanks so much for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/09/sleep-what-they-do-best.html

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  5. Some good artwork there but I like the last one best

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  6. That's great. I clicked on the first picture to see everything up close.

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  7. What an interesting post! I have been pondering this same thing - that you worded so well - this past week, believe it or not. To really pay attention and be less self-focused will expand our perspective. People can't be observant either when they are facing down on their screens in public places, no longer interacting with their environment or the people around them.
    Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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  8. Fascinating - and I used to teach elementary school and was always saying read the rules, follow directions, read the signs.

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  9. So interesting with all the hidden details. thanks for sharing

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  10. WOW! Ultimately cool and the last one is my favorite picture too! Another to add to my bucket list to see before I go meet my maker! Thanks for sharing my new friend. Following you. Stop by me and see if you like what I post. Have a great week!

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  11. What a cool art exhibition and the breathing rumble sounds intriguing! #DreamTeam

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  12. What a brilliant post! This exhibition sounds great. I love how the works looked to be one thing, but contained further meaning when a second or closer look was taken. So clever! Thanks for sharing this with #DreamTeam

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