NIGHT 126 – THE STORY OF KING UMAR ‘IBN AL-NUMAN AND HIS FAMILY

My favourite room at Pollock’s Toy Museum London – the room filled with toy theatres. As a kid I was always making my own toy theatres – without puppets though as I was more interested in the scenery and the mechanics of changing scenes! Happy to share these with my child now. Toys are one of the few things the Victorians got right. Although debatable as toys were designed to keep kids occupied so adults didn’t have to entertain them (out of sight out of mind). However, I love the magic worlds within worlds these beautiful toy theatres contain; I am an adult that enjoys playing with toys together with kids still

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NIGHT 125 – THE STORY OF KING UMAR ‘IBN AL-NUMAN AND HIS FAMILY

Contemporary art afternoon tea inspired by Anthony Gormley in the Mirror Room at the Rosewood Hotel London

The process of decay of an apple is shown in terms of initial crisp textures becoming more mushy, eventually becoming compôte. Inspired by Anthony Gormley’s One Apple. And Matrix II, a ghost environment we all accept as our primary habitat and a critical dialogue with perception.

Also, I’m always happy to have blue tea – this one is from New Zealand.

@rosewood @rosewoodlondon @rosewoodhotel @artafternoontea

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NIGHT 123 – THE STORY OF KING UMAR ‘IBN AL-NUMAN AND HIS FAMILY

Making own clouds: cloud generator at Wonderlab, Science Museum London. I have always wanted to do this and this cloud machine just does it for you, you just press! I have a fascination with anything indoors that’s supposed to be outdoors, eg mini trees indoors (bonsai), rain showers etc. So amazing – the whole of the Wonderlab is. Half of my own art is generated from my childhood or things related to childhood anyway so is a perfect afternoon for all @wonderlab @sciencemuseum

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NIGHT 120 – THE STORY OF KING UMAR ‘IBN AL-NUMAN AND HIS FAMILY

This is unusually long and thin because a) I like paintings with strange dimensions and b) it’s for a window (above a window, more later).

It’s called Willow Window.

Hidden Willow Pattern chinoiserie western dreams of the east among cloud islimi tazhib Islamic illumination also inspired by Chinese motifs.

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