Sunday, July 3, 2011
Boy do we know how to roll a weekend in, in style.
The Mr and I had come across the work of Tony Orrico for a project we were working on and the Mr has been plotting ever since. How to get his hands on BIG paper?
On Friday, he was chatting to his mate, George and before you could clear a living room floor, ginormous photographic backgrounds were rolled out and everyone was scrabbling about in drawers of odds and ends for bits of crayon.
Do you remember playing with a Spirograph set when you were a kid? That hypnotic whirling of the pen and cogs, creating all sorts of fabulous pattern? You'll need a greater level of fitness and buttock muscle and determination to become a Human Spirograph. But given half a chance, there is something incredibly meditative, about the repetition of pattern-making and getting into that zone that pushes beyond the aged-knees-bouncing-on-wooden-floor ache.
Can’t tell you how much I LOVE IT when things are turned on their head and the usual routine flies out the window!
I doubt we’ve heard the last of it. The Mr was heard muttering things about getting whole school classes involved...
Here’s how the original, PROFESSIONAL Human Spirograph does it: