Presents in the Post (or A Little Bit Of History Repeating…)

by Sayraphim on March 11, 2009

Today I received two packages in the mail.

The first was from the delightful Isabella Golightly, who sent me three lavender pyramids in return for the peacock I sent her. How nice is that? She didn’t have to, it was all covered, but she sent them anyway. They smell divine! I love the smell of lavender, and now I have three I can secrete around my clothing stashes… Just like Secret Squirrel.

Well, ok in my defense I’ve never watched Secret Squirrel nor do I really know what I’m talking about. I think he was a detective, but as squirrels, well, squirrel stuff away, I felt confedent in using that term.


So, the second package was a little more unusual. Back during Totem, there was a mishap involving a doll, a knee and some dried bugs. Artist A accedently knelt on Artist B’s doll during installation, and broke a number of dried bugs that were attached to the work. Apologies were made and accepted and we continued hanging the show. Artist B fixed them as best as she could, and bought more from home as I recall, to replace the broken ones.

Today I opened a box I recieved in the mail to find a bunch of dried, dead bugs.
Unknown to me, Artist A has been collecting dead bugs and spiders for months now and has just sent them to me, asking me to pass them onto Artist B by way of apology. That was so heart warming! And who would have thought that a box of dead spiders could be such a sweet gift?

However, I do have to admit, I sat peering into the box of dead bugs that had jsut been sent to me in the mail and thought What a weird life I lead

However, it was my duty to perpetuate it, so I trundled off to the post office to in turn send the box onto Artist B.

It also made me think of the phrase 21 Dead Bugs As A Gift, which a number of years ago I thought was such a nifty phrase I turned it into an exhibition.

Speaking of exhibitions (what a wonderful segue!) Friday night is the opening of a group exhibition I’m participating in called The ART of FOOD + WINE at PigmentGALLERY, Level 2 Nicolas Building, 37 Swanson St, Melbourne from 5:30 to 7:30. Come down and have a drink, see some nice art and chat to some nice artists. Details on the Pigment website HERE

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Chrisy March 11, 2009 at 9:36 am

I enjoyed your bug tale…best of luck with the exhibition..

Sayraphim March 11, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Thanks Chrisy! It was a strange moment, but makes a good story 🙂

I’m looking forward to the show

becclebee March 11, 2009 at 11:32 pm

oh the life you lead, recieving dead spiders in the mail…

and well done on the exhibition. i might trundle along on friday night and check it out.

Sayraphim March 11, 2009 at 11:44 pm

I know! But at the same time, it was so heartwarming too. So everything evened out in the end. 🙂

I might be there myself on Friday night! See you there…

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