Friday, 22 October 2010

Sunflower Seeds at Tate - let the dust settle

Alas the seeds installation by Chinese artist

Ai Weiwei 

make sure you click on the link which takes you through to the wiki page, his life is interesting and should be explored.

is still out of bounds at the Tate for fear of dust inhalation, we did get to hold them in our hands though. It's a shame that's as far as the sunflower seed experience went, they would feel great under my feet, an artistic massage. Each seed was individually painted, I spotted an albino one, which was great, all for diversity. It's a real shame the seeds have proved hazardous, perhaps a solution can be reached, it piece loses it's essence, when you omit the sensory/interactive element.

Ai Wei Wei

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