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As Organicities approaches in 2 weeks I’m considering how to refresh the installation of my sculptures, especially those that are longing their “natural” environment. To be more specific, I’m talking about “From the Bottom of the Sea Sculptures“. To  make it feel more comfortable, and “like at home” I’m having a go at testing it’s unfinished cousin, plaster ball, immersed in water. There might be even special guests joining, it would be VIF to be precise. To find out more about them, pop in to Debut Contemporary on Saturday15th October 12-5. If you would like to read the press release click here, or for e-flyer click here.

Experiments with the installation of From the Bottom of the Sea Sculpture.

Testing of an unfinished plaster ball in water, is making me think that VIF guests will be coming in! You'll be sure to find out their names on 15.10.11, in Debut Contemporary.

Silvia Krupinska, Study of Bee-Flies I, 2011

What a day it was on Wednesday! I managed to get in to Angela Marmont Centre for Bio Diversity, Natural History Museum, London, which is specialized research centre open to public and professionals, to search, study, identify and talk to experts about anything you can think of from Natural History. Not always booking  recommended. I was in need of seeing  Bombylius Major. I love the name, sounds like a soldier fly, but in fact it is a Bee-Fly. The name might be misleading. It is a fly, that pretends to be a bee! It’s behaviour is fascinating. It lays eggs in bee and wasp nests, it pollinates flowers with it’s elongated nose and it hates cold. It can wrap up it’s wings around to keep warm. So much more to tell, but instead, I present to you, my own photos of the specimen. Cheers and remember, not all that looks like a bee, is a bee! Don’t  kill it.

Bombylius Major - Bee Fly

Angela Marmont Centre for Bio Diversity, Natural History Museum, London

 

Installation with lotus leaves, Grape Dreams (grape extraction) sculpture in the front and From the Bottom of the Sea sculptures in the back

During my* Colourful Radio interview with Karla Williams I promised to write out all the mentioned links (which are all below). While I download and publish the interview, I’d like to share the exciting news of another interview in SK Magazine that was published on 30th May in both English and Slovak languages. Click here to read it in English. Click here to read in Slovak.

Here is the list of my websites and contacts:

website: http://www.silviakrupinska.com/                                blog:https://silviakrupinska.wordpress.com/

video:http://www.youtube.com/user/SilviaKrupinska       twitter:http://twitter.com/SilviaKrupinska     

facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Silvia-Krupinska-Organic-Contemporary -Sculpture/170004973029959

* if you can’t wait, you can listen to my interview.Click on the link, go on Listen Again, then find 03/06/2011, 11.00 and I start talking at 13min 30 sec approx.

Screen snip, SK Magazine, S. Krupinska Intervirew_May 11

Screen snip, SK Magazine, S. Krupinska Interview_May 11

S.Krupinska, Grape extraction sculpture, 22.4.2011 01

S.Krupinska, Grape extraction sculpture, 22.4.2011 01

I became an art surgeon for the day. I was testing what happens when I cast some grapes in plaster. It was coming out easier than the previous materials I used. I didn’t expect to have so much fun excavating it from the setting. Watching it back makes me giggly for some reason. It is disgusting and organically beautiful at the same time.

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Silvia Krupinska holding her From the Bottom of the Sea sculpture, Margate, 16.4.2011 01 Hi dear followers. I can’t wait to share these photos from yesterday’s trip to Margate. We went to see the opening of  Turner Contemporary Gallery, which turned out amazingly, but I wasn’t expecting anything else, as I’d been to preview the gallery some time ago. To top up and make the day even more useful, the car was loaded fully with not just our lunch, but my sculptures too. I brought Green and Red Moon Transition Sculptures and four From the Bottom of the Sea plaster sculptures to play with on the beach and make some sandy installations. I have a couple of videos from the day too. Please visit my youtube channel for a full selection. I hope you’ll enjoy looking at these temporary installations. Thanks. Silvia.

S. Krupinska, Green Moon Transition, Margate, 16.4.2011, 04S.Krupinska, From the Bottom of the Sea Sculpture, Margate, 16.4.2011, 02

S.Krupinska, Green Moon Transition sculpture, detail, Margate, 16.4.2011

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Another day in my studio brought  me this very nearly finished painting. It’s one of my series of the Seed Paintings and here is a link to a short video of it blowing in the wind too. http://www.myspace.com/video/rid/109165310

The Red Seed Painting, 2010 detail

The Red Seed Painting, 2010 detail

S.Krupinska, The Red Seed Painting, 2010

S.Krupinska, The Red Seed Painting, 2010

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Installation of the Day 02

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Installation of the day 01

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Installation of the Day 03

Dear readers. As you might know from my previous articles, I find most of my inspiration for art in nature. This time I’d like to share with you some images I picked up in Zante, Greece. At the same time I have a question for you. I couldn’t miss hundreds of soft fibrous balls on the Laganas beach. The area is full of turtle nests, which are protected and looked after. I don’t think the balls have any connection to the nests. However, I don’t know where they come from, and why they are there? Do you know? Please if you do, share it with us. Thanks so much.

My fascination with the my sterious balls inspired me to collect some and build a nest for them. Maybe I start with those photographs then. Enjoy!

S.Krupinska, 'Nest' 2010, Laganas Beach,Zante-Greece

S.Krupinska, 'Nest' 2010, Laganas Beach,Zante-Greece

S.Krupinska, 'Nest' 2010, detail, Laganas Beach, Zante-Greece

S.Krupinska, 'Nest' 2010, detail, Laganas Beach, Zante-Greece

S.Krupinska, Shells on Laganas Beach, Zante- Greece

S.Krupinska, Shells on Laganas Beach, Zante- Greece

 

S.Krupinska, Laganas Beach before a storm, Zante-Greece

S.Krupinska, Laganas Beach before a storm, Zante-Greece

S.Krupinska, Banana Flower, Zante-Greece

S.Krupinska, Banana Flower, Zante-Greece

I love using fruits for my inspiration. I’ve used also pods, nut and seeds previously. What they all for me have in common, are their textures and colours. Something quite special, I could go on and on about it, instead I’ll indulge my self here with a photo. Enjoy!

Hi again! I’m pleased to have found some time, however only very briefly, to write about my latest participation in a “OUR SHOP” project hosted by Ben Nathan and Antony Ward. I have been working in OUR SHOP, a pop up space in Kilburn, London, along with some other invited artists, where I produced a throughtout changing “Dust and Hair Painting”  also called ” Dust Painting, Seed 2″, and some framed works of  “Seeds”. There’ll be an evening celebrating a whole month of lasting of the extraordinary space, tomorrow July 6th, 2010. For directions and more info click here.  I’d love to see you there, if you’re free! If not, I’ll write about the whole experience, in a bit more detail later on.  So watch out for this article to develop. Meanwhile, here is an image of my contribution, and a bit of press, and more photos to come later.

Best wishes

Silvia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We drove to Westgate on Sea yesterday, mainly to get a break from London’s pollution, and have our lunch outdoors. As we started to walk along the beach, I couldn’t resist to pick up a shell here and there, as well as my favourite limpets and stones. (See my Cornish Limpet Sculpture here)  The stones I collected were pure white colour, quite gritty, some of them had formed lots of holes and gaps in their structure. I guess that shape and grainy surface is due to the water and waves hitting it on the shore repetitively. The stones are Limestone, variety Chalk. ‘Chalk: A soft limestone with a very fine texture that is usually white or light gray in colour. It is formed mainly from the calcareous shell remains of microscopic marine organisms such as foraminifers or the calcareous remains from numerous types of marine algae.’ (reference: http://www.geology.com)

Before I realized, I had a bagful of pure white treasure in all sizes including a couple over 20 cm long. Some of the stones inspired me. They looked a lot like my latest sculptures…and you are my witness, that I only discovered them after I made my ‘From the Bottom of the Sea 1-6 ‘ Series of sculptures. You can see the similarity here on this image:

What is my plan to do with the Limestone? It is very soft in texture, and it can be used for drawing, (tried and tested on the beach already), or my other plan is to carve in to them, use them in an installation or use them as part of another sculpture, made out of  plaster. I will let you know, once I do this!

Meanwhile, the stones are drying in my studio already, where we dropped them on the way back to London. They will  need to be cleaned before anything else, and here is a photo of the whole group in the background along with some new sculptures in progress in front.

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Why don’t you send me your photos of the stones you found? Is your art inspired by outdoors? I’m curious to see your images! Cheers. Silvia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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