Saturday, 5 February 2011

Sweet sweet galaxy

This morning eldest P and I visited a truly magical exhibition, perfect for the Splash of Colour project. Made entirely of glitter, beads, sweets, sherbet and miniscule origami, Sweet sweet galaxy is a three dimensional installation by Tanya Schultz, Nicole Andrijevic and John Kassab that fairies would be quite at home in.

This was eldest's face when she first saw it:


We could have gazed at it all day. The detail is phenomenal and it's easy to imagine you're two inches tall and get utterly lost in the tiny landscape.


































There are quirky surprises here and there - a little toadstool or a grotto with a tiny horse grazing inside, a hillside made of sherbet pips or a bridge made of sweets. Ethereal twinkly music adds to the atmosphere.


































I doubt there could have been more colour in one room. It was wonderful. Here's a little film I made:



If you're near Bury St Edmunds do go and see it - here's the geography. Thankyou SO much for the tip Celia.

Don't forget to add your blog to the Splash of Colour February Linky List if you're joining in for this final week. Mosaics to come on Tuesday.

37 comments:

Sue said...

Wow!

Penelope said...

How utterly magical, thank you for sharing such a deight xox

Catherine said...

Very very beautiful, the sherbet patterns look like patchwork. Great photographs too

Naturally Carol said...

That landscape totally amazes me..so colourful and beautifully constructed...and on floorboards? Totally beyond my imagination.

marigold jam said...

How very pretty and magical.

J

Madelief said...

Hi Emma,

It looks magical! Wish I could have helped them make it. It looks like fun!

Happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Twiggy said...

So pretty !!
Twiggy x

Rachel said...

Certainly a great splash of colour!

Anja said...

I've never seen anything like it! Amazing!

The Flower Garden said...

How utterly enchanting the sort of thing I could look at for hours to soak up all the tiny details.
Jo x

Jenny said...

Wow this is amazing, so magical and pretty, it's like a fairytale! xxx

dottycookie said...

We're thinking we might need to make the trip tomorrow if they're open ...

Lynn said...

Spectacular! And I loved the tinkly music, too.

(Could the Elder Pebble be ANY more adorable? I think not.)

Menopausal musing said...

Oh my..................... but isn't that just sooooo pretty? Love the little nest...........

Locket Pocket said...

Love the photo of Little P! Lucy xx

planetcoops said...

Utterly Magical!

Magic Cochin said...

I'm so pleased you went along :-)

I'm hoping to call in on Tuesday afternoon.

Celia
xx

Louise said...

Wow! That's amazing! I wish I could visit but it is too far sadly. At least I have enjoyed you photos, thank you!

Gina said...

How exciting that you got to see it. Little P's face is such a picture!

The Coffee Lady said...

Littlest has just seen this over my shoulder. Needless to say, she perked up.

driftwood said...

sherbet pips! wow they used to be my fave sweets ever when I was little xxx

Lina said...

Wow, so captivating and magical! Thanks for sharing.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Magical!! Love the look on the little ones face. :)
Vivienne x

peppermintpatcher said...

It's so shiny and sparkly and glittery in the video!

Becky J said...

Just amazing. Too far for us to travel so thanks for sharing. x

rachel said...

Incredibly pretty! I would have loved to see something like that when I was a child. So much better than that horrible witch's gingerbread house!

sylviesgarden said...

Ps, I forgot to say. I did make the pink doily. It was a bit of a brain killer and I swore that it would be the only one.
x

Jenevieve said...

Wow! That looks amazing! Love all the colour! :) x

Tara said...

That is rather magical looking.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Emma, What an amazing art exhibit. It was indeed magical! Your daughters expression is priceless. Thanks for sharing. xoRobin❤

mandy said...

I wish I could go see, looks amazing : )

Thimbleanna said...

Oh how pretty! I love the pic of your Little P -- what a fun magical place for a little girl!

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

Willy Wonka lives!

kristina said...

Oh my goodness--so magical!

K x

Moogsmum said...

That is so beautiful and Miss P looks utterly captivated!

xxx

Handmade in Israel said...

How magical! What a pity I am nowhere near Bury St Edmunds :(

Cate said...

oh wow, looks like fairy paradise!x