Thursday 26 February 2015

Sara Lerota - Table dwelling

Sara Lerota - Table as a place of infinite imagination
Welcome to the Dwell exhibition and book. For a whole month we will be taking each artist's page and transforming it into a 3 dimensional dwelling. Each one of these small sculptures will be exhibited in public on the London streets.

Sara Lerota
The concept behind today's dwelling is undoubtedly one of my favourites. For who wasn't once a child whose rampant imagination needed only the meagerest of props to visit other worlds. Sara Lerota's net titled 'Table as a place of infinite imagination' gives us this opportunity, however old we are. In fact the whole dwell book is a exercise in regression, it's been a while since I got out my coloured pencils, scissors and Pritt Stick on a wet weekend afternoon.

Sara Lerota is one of our most enthusiastic and longest serving artists here at CollectConnect. Despite committing herself to a regular job in recent months she always tries our unusual ideas and is willing to extend herself. In fact her table idea didn't come easy and it took some time for us to persuade her to publish it in the book.

Dean Reddick photographing
Sara Lerota's
Table dwelling
Sara is a well respected member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina art scene and came to international prominence for her detailed pencil art. She first exhibited with us back in 2011 during the Lightbite exhibition on the streets of Nottingham. Since then she has reached the hand of friendship to other artists around the world as well as many of our CollectConnect crew. Most recently we've seen her take on an administrative/curatorial role at the excellent Art:Language:Location festival in Cambridge, UK.

Dead Man's Hole
Our Table as a place of infinite imagination is placed underneath the fairytale Tower Bridge on a rainy day in London. It sits alongside the legendary Dead Man's Hole which is named because of the tidal currents of the adjacent River Thames where bodies ended up due to accident, suicide or convenient disposal. The corpses tended to congregate along this part of the riverbank, then fished out and stored in the mortuary before being removed for burial.

Don't forget to have a look at the next Collect Connect project, 'The Art of Caring' exhibition at The Rose Theatre in Kingston-upon-Thames. The theme is Caring/Care and it is FREE to enter.

To buy the Dwell Book for £6 then follow this LINK

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