At the moment, we all need the glow, the zing that a good splash of yellow can provide. Luckily, Jude has provided the perfect opportunity for us to hunt down all our yellow-rich images, in her challenge Life in Colour. Let’s have an injection of gutsy, vibrant lemon, amber and gold alongside our long awaited Covid vaccines.
I’d thought of showing those springtime flowers we all love – aconites, daffodils, primrose, tulips and kingcups. But maybe I’ll save those for another day. Here’s a complete hotch-potch of yellows to cheer up a day which, here at least is thoroughly and dismally grey.
To view any image full size. just click on it. The quotation of the post title is by Vincent Van Gogh. No wonder he liked sunflowers. And the header photo shows one word from another quotation. Wander round the St. Paul’s area of London and you’ll eventually uncover the whole sentence, from Virginia Woolf’s novel, Jacob’s Room: ‘What are you going to meet if you turn this corner?‘ What indeed? In this area of London, enough to fill an entire guide book.
This week’s Lens-Artists challenge invites us to look at what’s On Display. At this time of year, there are Christmas lights, tempting displays of food and ideas-for-presents in the shops. But I decided to go down several different paths: the workaday world of the security camera:
Staffing the security cameras at Leeds Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility.
Security cameras at a tunnel entrance: Docklands Light Railway, London. I quite like it that this phone image is a little muzzy.
Public service broadcasting in the form of a domestic tv, and a public screening of the Tour de Yorkshire in the village next door, in 2017.
Our French friend Francis watches a documentary about Yorkshire.
Watching the Tour de Yorkshire on a giant screen, West Tanfield, 2017.
And finally – works displayed in an art gallery. Let’s start at the London Mithraeum,
The entrance to the London Mithraeum.
…then pop over to Tate Liverpool.
Yayoi Kusama: The Passing Winter, 2005
Jim Lambie: Zobop, 1999.
Billy Apple: relation of Aesthetic Choice to Life Activity (Function) of the Subject.
Before ending up at Salt’s Mill, Saltaire, to see the David Hockney exhibition, ‘Arrival of Spring‘.