As the lovely warm weather continues (but we do need rain!), what could be more pleasant than to visit a few exhibitions and then sit in the sun with a cup of coffee? It was an opportunity to read through my notebook in preparation for the tutorial tomorrow, and remind myself of things seen, thought, and done since mid-january. I numbered the pages and compiled a rudimentary index to give a semblance of organization and control, but found that a large proportion of the writing was about the work in progress, which seems to be going round and round in circles, rather than taxi-ing down the runway ready for takeoff.
Somerset House had several free exhibitions - The Crisis Commission included this piece (image from here)
Kokoro, painting by tattoo artist Horiyoshi III, included some calligraphy and, in the case, "tools of the trade" -
In Parallel: Mondrian and Ben Nicholson" - Nicholson visited Mondrian's studio in Paris in 1934 and they became friends, sharing an interest in abstraction; in 1938 Mondrian moved to London, a studio right next door to Nicholson.
Linda Karshan (image from here) -
And in the courtyard, 10,000 ceramic "daffodils" by Fernando Casasempere -