Beetles and Hot Wheels

This week we had a chance to go to another brilliant exhibition in London.  This was at the Wellcome Collection in Euston.  The exhibition was really lovely and something that Kea and myself thoroughly enjoyed.  It was called ‘A Museum of Modern Nature’.  The exhibition was all about modern nature and what it means in todays life and times.  Londoners were asked to bring in things from nature that meant something to them.  There were exhibits from all ages and all aspects of life.  There were some really beautiful objects and some really bizarre things too.

carsbeetles

One of the items that a graphic designer brought in was a load of hot wheel cars.  He said how he always had this urge to collect them and put them into a pattern. He couldn’t quite understand why he was doing it and what it reminded him of.  He then realised it reminded him of when he was young when he used to collect beetles and put them into beautiful colourful patterns.

Kea loved the idea of the patterns that could be made out of the cars and or beetles.  He hadn’t really thought of the idea of putting his cars into patterns or even thinking of them in terms of colour.  This inspired him to look at his cars differently.  He came home and immediately started playing around with cars and patterns.  This is what he created.

Kea car pattern web

Cars are not just for racing and life is full of colour wherever you look.

2 thoughts on “Beetles and Hot Wheels”

  1. Well done Kea it’s great. You’ll have to start collecting bottle tops now to make pictures as I gather there are some wonderful ones about

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  2. Kea’s pattern is so beautiful. It makes me want some toy cars again. I always loved driving them through our patchy lawn imagining they were on safari. I never thought of making art with them. How wonderful

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