Wednesday June 2nd 2010 will be with me for a very long time. I spent time with the most amazing people and I was submerged in art and craft and good energy and knowledge and innovation. Plain and simple, joie de vivre at gourmet level!
I went to see the Finals Exhibition at the IADT where one of The Reefers is exhibiting her fantastic piece along with very many other very fantastic pieces. I will write about that experience separately as Emer’s outstanding work deserves it’s own space.
I was in the presence of The Reefers, Stitchlily and Rockpool Candy, no less. But first and foremost I was in the presence of one of the most energetic minds I have met in a very long time. Dr. Daina Taimina was lecturing at Science Gallery Dublin which she did with gusto and humour.
In full flight and fun knitwear
We were lucky enough to have a quick encounter in the coffee shop which we proceeded to refurbish so that we could all sit around the one table. I think we were noisy too!
Only a woman of considerable capacity and energy would ever think of crocheting hyperbolic planes and spheres. Only a woman with buckets of joie de vivre would think of turning maths and crochet into art.
I had my Holy Grail signed, I had my fill of fine minds and fellow lovers of knowledge and the arts. It truly was a case of complete submersion in life, a day which I will carry with my in my heart for a very long time! Joie De Vivre, indeed!
Note: The Irish Times made it to the lecture too. You can read the article here.