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Ivo’s Studio

Red sky in the morning, and a chaotic arrival to Brussels. Somehow I thought Chaussee de Mons ran parallel to Rue de Anspach, and so we walked along the two long sides of the triangle getting there from Parvais de St. Gilles. Then I discovered it was also the street Ivo has his studio on, so we stopped there. Talking, also with Barbara who was visiting, an afternoon doze, dinner of lamb, hummous, rice and steamed vegetables, more talking and music, followed much later by coffee, fruit, and chocolate croissants for a late breakfast … and I decided to take some photos of Ivo’s work, taxidermic animals dipped in acrylic paint and wrapped in masking tape, overwhelmed with glitter; broken glass glued into clumps with more paint and glitter; painting oozing as they dried …

Arrival in Brussels then. We start on Monday, though already this feels unexpectedly close and the mundane preparations to support this – shopping for food, unpacking – seem to have gouged a hollow in the day.

Some photos …

headless bird, green glitter wings
headless bird, green glitter wings
mineralised broken glass, some glitter
mineralised broken glass, some glitter
cotton pads, more glitter, sequins
cotton pads, more glitter, sequins
white flower-tractor, painting
white flower-tractor, painting
studio with florescent lights
studio with florescent lights
acrylic ferret, trench-digging tools
acrylic ferret, trench-digging tools