Good morning from another warm and humid Hastings.
Today Cheri Lucas Rowlands has asked us to be a bit creative:
Artists are inspired by and capture the world around us: sculptors immortalize people with statues; painters record events in their masterpieces. What about the other way around? For this week’s theme, find inspiration in a piece of art, and go further: imitate it. Here are some ideas:
- Reenact a painting. Need inspiration? Just google “American Gothicremake.”
- Take a new version of one of your photos. Re-create your own work. Same subject, same scene, same angle. (In your post, show or link to the original one!)
- Imitate a sculpture, as I did in London’s St Pancras International, before boarding a train to Paris. (You don’t have to physically stand next to a statue, but bonus points if you do!)
- This is the Albert Hotel. An old landmark in Hastings. It was built in 1882 and was the oldest building in Hastings. It survived the 1931 earthquake but had deteriorated rather badly. It took years of bitter negotiations before it was pulled down in November 2014. This photo I took must have been one of the last photos of it.
- It was full of dry rot and was too expensive to make it earthquake safe anymore.
- So after much discussion the ground was made into a park – called naturally Albert Park.
- And the wall of the adjacent shop is covered in paintings with this one showing the Albert Hotel being moved. Very cool, I thought.