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For the Latin course we would rightly have gone to see a reconstruction of Caesar's Gallic Wars, but I don't remember one, and I'm sure I would have.

They could have just taken you on a day-trip to Calais and allowed you to chin a few grenouilles while shouting "Caesar sic in omnibus" ...

John Dean
Oxford
I love the Tate Modern - it's where I found a piece which closely resembled the contents of our garage. ... looking forward to seeing the Frida Kahlo exhibition and I shall treat myself to a trip on the Tate boat.

I wandered around Newcastle a couple of years ago on a day when Daughter was attending a university open day. I found myself in the new Baltic Arts complex across the river (I can recommend the foot bridge) where I found an exhibit which was a cube, about 3m on each side, made up from bits and pieces of things you might find around in your garage or house, fitted together in an ingenious manner to make almost perfectly flat faces.

David
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Luckily (for me) he wasn't with us when we visited the exhibit at the Oxford MOMA which consisted of a room half-filled with sand. Or, I suppose, half-empty of sand depending on which "*imism" you favour.

It may have been half full of sand, but it was half empty of water, gold and/or moon dust.

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I love the Tate Modern - it's where I found ... shall treat myself to a trip on the Tate boat.

I wandered around Newcastle a couple of years ago on a day when Daughter was attending a university open day. ... might find around in your garage or house, fitted together in an ingenious manner to make almost perfectly flat faces.

That sounds like the same thing. I remembered the artist's name - Tony Cragg - and here's the thing itself, or something very like it:



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I wandered around Newcastle a couple of years ago on ... in an ingenious manner to make almost perfectly flat faces.

That sounds like the same thing. I remembered the artist's name - Tony Cragg - and here's the thing itself, or something very like it:

That's the very thing, thank you. I didn't have my camera with me so I had to describe it to Wife. I've just been able to show her the photo - better three years late than never.

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That sounds like the same thing. I remembered the artist's ... here's the thing itself, or something very like it:

That's the very thing, thank you. I didn't have my camera with me so I had to describe it to Wife. I've just been able to show her the photo - better three years late than never.

I am doubly pleased, then - just dredging up the artist's name was a significant achievement for me.
But the photo doesn't quite capture the amazing detail and the quite phenomenal way in which the items are put together with such geometrical precision. I'd love to know how he did it in the first place. I have just had a try on a very limited scale with some of the clutter on my desk, but the scissors and stapler don't fit very well. I suppose I just don't have sufficient talent.

Laura
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I wandered around Newcastle a couple of years ago on ... in an ingenious manner to make almost perfectly flat faces.

That sounds like the same thing. I remembered the artist's name - Tony Cragg - and here's the thing itself, or something very like it:

Isn't that great! My favourite thing in Tate Modern is the xploding shed, with every tiny bit suspended as it flies awy from the centre... can't find a picture though.
DC
That's the very thing, thank you. I didn't have my ... her the photo - better three years late than never.

I am doubly pleased, then - just dredging up the artist's name was a significant achievement for me. But the ... on my desk, but the scissors and stapler don't fit very well. I suppose I just don't have sufficient talent.

My suspicious Engineer's mind did wonder at the time whether he had laid the items around the edges of a cubic mould and then filled the inside of the cube with smaller items. That's how I would do it, but then I'm not an artist.

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I remembered the artist's name - Tony Cragg - and here's the thing itself, or something very like it: http://tinyurl.com/9z5xo

Browsing through the collection, I notice that some of his works are described as "aquatint and spitbite on paper".
What the heck is "spitbite"? A google search has been most unhelpful, and dictionary.com doesn't seem to recognize the word.
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