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Monday, 9 August 2010

Gate to the Secret Garden - ‘Skanseninspiration’

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The Dream of the Secret Garden - ‘Skanseninspiration’

This is one of the gates at an outdoor exhibition of gates this summer in our museum park.

While the buildings in the museum park are all old ones, the gates in this exhibition are all new creations.  A number of artists were asked to make their own Dream Gate.

As it happens, the shared photo blog Soaring Through The World In Pictures, where I’ve been a member for about a year now, happens to have Fences and Gates as theme this week. So starting yesterday, I decided to share one gate per day on that blog. I did however also decide that I want to collect them all on this blog as well; I’ll just try not show the same gate on both blogs on the same day.

I’m starting here today with one gate that will not be appearing on the other blog (there were a couple of more gates in the exhibition than there are days of the week).

The name “Skansen-inspiration” refers (I think!) to a more well-known open air museum than ours: Skansen in our capital Stockholm, which also has a collection of old buildings .

I took more than one picture of most of the gates, and also of the name plates belonging to each one of them; and so I made one collage for each gate, showing it from different angles. In some of the pictures of the name plates, you will see my camera reflected ;) and also evidence of the fact that even though the sun was shining when I took the pictures, it had been raining earlier!

I hope you’ll enjoy the exhibition. I did!


Ginny said...

I can't wait to see all the gates! This is a very pretty one. But I do not understand how in the world your camera is showing up on that one picture. Was there a mirror? And it is way above the gate! An unusual illusion that is pretty cool in itself! Boy, there are sure all kinds of art exhibits there, I guess it's always like that? I would just love it!!

Sandra said...

i like gates and have a few of my own in a folder. what a great idea for them to create new ones. and i like your idea of one per day. can't wait to see them. i will pop over to the other site and check it out. i need to learn how to do the labels.

DawnTreader said...

LOL... Ginny, the upper righthand picture is a separate photo of a metal plate with the name of the work of art + the people behind it. These plates (one for each gate) were all close to the ground. I zoomed them in from above. Sometimes I had to step aside so that my shadow wouldn't get in the way. But my camera, and sometimes also my hand, as well as the sky above, were mirrored in some of the shiny plates.

Picturit said...

A gate exhibition how unusual never heard of this don't think we have them in the Uk. Will investiGATE this though HA HA

DawnTreader said...

As it happens I haven't heard of a gate exhibition before either. But we have had some other outdoor art exhibitions (sculptures).


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