Saturday, 29 August 2009

Bradford Industrial Museum

A few photos from my visit to Bradford Industrial Museum today.


    

It would have been nice to see some of the looms or other processes in operation but I think I picked a quiet day; even the working horses were on holiday. I hope they are having a lovely time - I wonder where they have gone?

Because it was so quiet I was able to take lots of photos with the bright daylight pouring through the large mill windows. I managed to get some really interesting shadow photos. I rather like the idea of projecting images onto a warp. These photos both show stages in preparing a warp (or I hope so, that's what it looks like to me, but I'm open to corrections).




I really like the smells associated with mills - machine oil and lanolin; and all the equipment looks so tactile; wooden bobbins, wicker baskets, stone walls and greased machinery. It is a very sensory experience being in that environment.

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475.
    The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.

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