Time Mirror by Di Mainstone at Blackwell the Arts and Crafts House

part of Lakes Ignite festival

Time Mirror by Di Mainstone is the latest commission to open for Lakes Ignite. It is one of six, contemporary pieces of art, which include performance, sculpture and an inflatable installation, at various locations across the Lake District in response to the Lake District becoming a World Heritage site.

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell Arts and Crafts House – the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Time Mirror is an interactive sculpture, made from steel, with a polished reflective interior that will allow audiences of all ages to experience and capture the stunning Lake District surroundings in an experimental and abstract way.

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell, Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell, Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

 

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Located in the grounds of Blackwell, Time Mirror is painted ‘Blackwell Blue’.

Di Mainstone said: “At art college I was fascinated by the artist Yves Klein and his use of the colour blue.  I instantly loved the array of blues used in the decor at Blackwell House and was particularly drawn to the very handsome peacock frieze – which inspired me to paint Time Mirror  “Blackwell Blue” a vibrant blue that I hope will jump out of the landscape and pique the curiosity of visitors as they explore the house and gardens”

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone open 18th May at Blackwell the Arts and Crafts House, part of Lakes Ignite festival

Time Mirror open 18th May at Blackwell the Arts and Crafts House, part of Lakes Ignite festival

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell, Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

The house and installation overlook Lake Windermere and Coniston Fells.

Di added: “Participants will be at the centre of this abstract transient landscape, and will be able to create their own unique experience, which can be captured using their own mobile phone or camera.   

“When reading and thinking about the 500 million years of geological activity that made the landscape of the Lake District – I kept thinking about time. I have called the piece Time Mirror because I would like it to act as a sort of visual time-machine, shifting and reconfiguring this ancient landscape that took so long to come into being – in the blink of an eye.

Di continued: “I want visitors to use the Time Mirror to capture their moment in time in a dream like way, through abstracted elements of colour, texture, landscape and portrait.”

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell, Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell, Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell, Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell, Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Di Mainstone’s works combine sculpture, dance, architecture and technology to create installations that relate to the human body and invite people to be curious, be playful and get involved.

Gordon Watson, Chief Executive Lakeland Arts, said: “Artist Di Mainstone is an incredible talent. We are thrilled that Blackwell is a venue for such an exciting Lakes Ignite installation.

“We hope visitors enjoy interacting with Time Mirror outside and also come inside to view more world class contemporary art with our new exhibition Form over Function: Ceramic Art at Blackwell.”

 

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Time Mirror by Artist Di Mainstone at Blackwell Arts and Crafts House - the latest commission is to open for Lakes Ignite

Time mirror is the fifth of six installations to open and you can find out more at www.lakesculture.co.uk follow @LakesCulture

Time Mirror now open until September 2018

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