Saturday, 26 September 2009
Today CJ, Jo and I went to IKEA. Exciting eh? Actually IKEA is always a bit of an exciting experience for us teuchters from Lewis.
But on the way we went to see Dream. Dream takes the form of a 20 metre high girl's head with her eyes closed, seemingly in a dream-like state, resting on a plinth bearing the inscription "Dream Sutton Manor" inspired by the small, circular "tally" each miner carried as a means of identification. The notion is simple but profound, for in the words of Jaume Plensa's own words "in our dreams, anything is possible...".
The story of the sculpture can be read on the website Dream.
My impression was one of awe at the size and beauty of the sculpture. It was, apparently, controversial. Why it should have been I cannot comprehend.