Sunday, November 12, 2023

Grayson Perry and an invitation

 This week I visited the Grayson Perry exhibition in Edinburgh and fell in love with a ship.

It's Perry's 2011 The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman and in the label he writes:

'It is a monument to all the anonymous craftsmen and craftswomen who have made all the wonders of civilisations all around the world... This cast-iron coffin in the form of a ship is encrusted with casts of objects from all over the world that are part of the British Museum's collection. The bottles hanging from the ship are filled with liquid, which represents the blood, sweat and tears of the men and women who made all these artefacts... Whenever we visit a museum, we make a pilgrimage to the tomb of the unknown craftsman.' 

That was a highlight of last week, and next week's highlight will be, naturally, the launch of Great Minds: 2500 Years of Thinkers and Philosophy* at the Edinburgh Bookshop on Thursday 16 November from 6:00-7:00. Free tickets are available here. Hope to see you there!

*Not such a non sequitur as you might think - Grayson Perry gets a mention on page 53 of Great Minds!  


At 3:09 AM, Blogger Penny Dolan said...

What a fine reminder - of Perry and the exhibition, of all invisible craftsmen and craftwomen - and of the launch of your inspirational book. Congratulations!

(Sometimes wish I lived closer to Edinburgh. Ah well.)

At 3:25 AM, Blogger Joan Lennon said...

I wished you lived closer too!


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