Tuesday, January 10, 2017

205. The Tourist Does Art #5

On these cold Eastern European nights ( ... like last night which was minus 6 degrees here in Dubrovnik ... ) this tourist from Oz locks himself indoors, draws the curtains, turns the central heating way up, lays out the comfort food and drink, turns the music up and does his own art ...

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The land along the Adriatic coast abounds in Greco-Roman history and this latest little piece - measuring 250 x 200 x 200 mm - is influenced by my thoughts as I have explored Greece, Albania and now Croatia. 
 
 Titled - " A Shrine to Greek Folklore"



 The structure is made from recycled cardboard and is covered in strips, dots and scrolls made from the pages of a 1950s magazine on Greek folklore ...



 The side windows and doors look into the central chamber where on the floor sits my shrine to Ancient Greece ...






The scrolls and the wall paper and the paving represent but a portion of the beliefs, myths and tales from the ancient world.



 

The roof has a glassed skylight illumining the interior chamber.
 





































Quite a few hours of toil have gone into the making of this baby 
and the final results have given me great satisfaction -
- now to find a deserving home for her ...