Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Evening with an artist !

This evening, I was 'sms'ing with a friend and out of it, I decided to go to my sister's house to photograph some items that I've always wanted to write about.

Anyway, this is not it. This is only a preview of things to come. Iain, my brother-in-law is a modest artist who doesn't talk much about his talent .But really, in the past, other than lecturing in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and UK universities, he is a very talented artist and craftsman AND also a collector of gems , rocks and fossils. Believe you me. I have seen his work and collection..

He once found a piece of wood at a construction site. Just an old ugly and used piece of wood with a 4" nail still sticking out. However, what he did to the other end of the wood is nothing short of a miracle. What was once part of that used ugly wood , has been turned into a work of beauty. The texture, the grain the rich tone of the wood --have been brought out . Anyway see the above photo.

He did the same with the stem of a rose plant from their house garden in UK. ( see photo below)



His knowledge of the rocks, stones and fossils also resulted in an array of interesting collection. The other photo here shows part of a fossilized tree that has actually become a rock. In fact that small 'wood' weighs 600 grams.. (future postings)

Anyway, there'll be more picture but this time with better explanation .

Now---I have not come to their antiques....

3 comments:

HELAS said...

owww.. take picture at museum?? hehehe... ow ya...

2nd pic is nice.. i like the blurrrrr background...

i couldn't wait to have a visit to the museum... hehe

sicKo^ said...

wow.. i'm impressed especially on the 1st picture. How did he do it?

sunnysideup said...

sicko

..probably with lots of patience...