When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of ceramic daffodils

I’m not always a big fan of installation art – some of it just leaves me “cold” – but I came across this field of daffodils, entitled Out of Sync, by Chilean artist Fernando Casasempere outside Somerset House in London yesterday and was really inspired by it as ceramic evidence that art can add something to nature – if only by exaggerating and so celebrating something of its very essence – when installed in the right setting.  These daffodils aren’t even trying to be an exact replica of the real thing – rather, they aim to capture something of the intrinsic quality of what they represent; even the muted, almost monochrome, colours work because they don’t scream out about their artifice in the way that brightly painted yellow would on the dullest of days.

Instead,  Casasempere’s daffodils take on, and work with, whatever lighting conditions are going on around them which, during my several hour visit to the galleries off the courtyard, altered from the intense downwards spotlight of the mini-heatwave we are currently enjoying to the amber haze of the late-afternoon sun – thus (having snapped away at the courtyard from every perceivable angle on arrival) I found myself taking a whole new set of pictures, with a far more tangible sense of atmosphere, as I left. Here’s a few of the highlights, muddled together into a mini slide-show of this most surreal of springtime displays.


Out of Sync continues at Somerset House until 27th April

About Helen White

Helen White is a professional artist and published writer with two primary blogs to her name. Her themes pivot around health and wellbeing, expanded consciousness and ways of noticing how life is a constant dance between the deeply subjective and the collective-universal, all of which she explores with a daily hunger to get to know herself better. A lifetime of "feeling outside" of mainstream...slowly emerging as Asperger's Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome plus a complex of co-morbid health challenges, being a confirmed Highly Sensitive Person and an INFJ personality type, not to mention born under an out of bounds moon (need I go on) fed into the creation of Living Whole; a self-exploratory blog fed by a wide angle lens tilted at "health and wellness" topics. Meanwhile, Spinning the Light is a free-for-all covering a multitude of playful and positive subjects about life in the broadest sense...written with a no-holds-barred approach. Needless to say, their subjects cross over quite often.
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2 Responses to When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of ceramic daffodils

  1. Pingback: Sparkles and Spirals: The Courtauld Collection | helenwhiteart

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