'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, 7 November 2009

ugly card

This is it in all its glory (forgive my INKY THUMB – yes, that’s INK!) on its day out in Merseyside. We took the not so ‘Ugly Card’ to Crosby, North Liverpool to see Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ exhibition of 100 ‘tin men’ scattered along 3km of coastline, along the River Mersey Estuary, looking out at the Irish Sea.

According to Antony Gormley, ‘Another Place harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man's relationship with nature. He explains: The seaside is a good place to do this. Here time is tested by tide, architecture by the elements and the prevalence of sky seems to question the earth's substance. In this work human life is tested against planetary time. This sculpture exposes to light and time the nakedness of a particular and peculiar body. It is no hero, no ideal, just the industrially reproduced body of a middle-aged man trying to remain standing and trying to breathe, facing a horizon busy with ships moving materials and manufactured things around the planet.’

It was a windy day and we felt sorry for our ‘Tin Man’ so we covered his ‘bits!’

Ugly card, decent

But I decided I’d like a more ‘intimate photo’ so here it is – complete with wind blown hair!

Ugly card him and me re

The Ugly card has travelled a long way, starting life in Canada, then moving from country to country and city to city – since it’s now in Merseyside (arriving from Yorkshire) it’s looking to go a little farther afield now. If you can offer it a temporary home and a day out ‘of interest’ then please leave a message on my Blog – I’ll draw names out of a hat…

I should have said; the card came to me from Sylvia Anne and originated from Diane Forst in Canada, it then went to Tracy, also in Canada, then it went to Jen in Hawaii, who sent it to Rita in Massachusetts. Rita sent it to Lyn, and Lyn passed the card to Sylvia in Leeds, West Yorkshire, who passed it to me in Merseyside (not quite Liverpool, even though the photos were taken in Liverpool.)

I'll leave this post at the top of the Blog for a few days, until I have chosen a new owner!

10 very kind comments from lovely people:

Unknown said...

Oh its fabulous - what fantastic photos - and such great fun!

Wezz said...

what a fun idea, sending a card on a trip around the world! :-))

Wezz - http://cyberwezz.blogspot.com

Sally H said...

What fun! Hope you find another exciting adventure for it!

KateMc said...

Go on then Cath, send it to me, it can have a trip to France. It might even get to Paris (although more likely a muddy field in Normandy)!!!!

Dianne Forst said...

Hi, Cath!

Thanks for sending the pics! I always look forward to see where it'll end up next!!

I've finally did the update on my blog! Thanks for playing!!

Neet said...

Lovely to see the photographs - and now I understand about the "Ugly Card"

Darlene said...

What a cool idea - can't wait to see where it goes next.


Cath Wilson said...

The Ugly Card has found a home! It's going to Linda Elbourne (http://acraftingjourney.blogspot.com/) WAY down in the South of England and will be on its way in a couple of days!!! Thanks to all for your comments :)

Lorraine said...

Great in Crosby isnt it love the fact they are keeping the Antony Gormley statues there..my sons couldnt stop looking at their bits when we visited the other summer

Rita said...

Can't wait to see pictures of it's next destination. I hope it gets to some other countries too before heading back to the states & Canada. This little card is having a grand old time visiting lots of beautiful places...wish it were me having this fantastic journey! I'm sooooo jealous!!! Thanks for playing, you did a great job!