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Steve Zara's Avatar Comment 1 by Steve Zara

I'm not educated in art, but I know what I like, and I love these. I can't resist rich deep colours and the texture of embroidery.

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 15:11:26 UTC | #872280

nancynancy's Avatar Comment 2 by nancynancy

Charming and witty works of art, and what painstakingly beautiful craftsmanship. As a garment sewing hobbyist, I'm amazed these intricate pieces were embroidered with a simple, hand-guided sewing machine. Wish I lived close enough to attend the exhibit.

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 15:25:19 UTC | #872288

drumdaddy's Avatar Comment 3 by drumdaddy

Beautifully clever.

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 15:37:30 UTC | #872294

Atheist Mike's Avatar Comment 4 by Atheist Mike


Sun, 18 Sep 2011 15:48:27 UTC | #872299

Alan Canon's Avatar Comment 5 by Alan Canon

These are FUN! For more of Ms Ward's illustrations, see Richard's book "Climbing Mount Improbable," et. al.

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 20:16:40 UTC | #872380

Neodarwinian's Avatar Comment 6 by Neodarwinian

Art even a Philistine, such as myself, can appreciate esthetically.

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 20:23:27 UTC | #872382

Chris Boccia's Avatar Comment 7 by Chris Boccia

Comment 6 by Neodarwinian :


sorry, it just looks weird without the 'a.'

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 20:57:43 UTC | #872386

RichardofYork's Avatar Comment 8 by RichardofYork

Why is this advertised here? As if i didnt know

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 21:22:31 UTC | #872392

Neodarwinian's Avatar Comment 9 by Neodarwinian

@ Chris

Both are acceptable. Perhaps there is a British/US divide on the spelling.

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 22:11:21 UTC | #872404

Red Dog's Avatar Comment 10 by Red Dog

Well this is definitely more than a bit off topic but speaking of Lalla Ward I recommend everyone take a look at the most recent Dr. Who. Its called The God Complex and is about a monster that feeds on faith and requires its victims to worship it before it kills them.

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 23:47:25 UTC | #872421

Michael Austin's Avatar Comment 11 by Michael Austin

Probably because she's Richard's wife? Plus they look really cool!

Comment 8 by RichardofYork :

Why is this advertised here? As if i didnt know

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 00:18:37 UTC | #872427

QuestioningKat's Avatar Comment 12 by QuestioningKat

I am fond of the snake. Very on trend with the pattern inside the shape. I like the x-ray ceramic piece also.

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 01:08:13 UTC | #872437

Marc Country's Avatar Comment 13 by Marc Country

Filed under shameless promotion...

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 02:26:12 UTC | #872454

Agrajag's Avatar Comment 14 by Agrajag

Comment 9 by Neodarwinian

@ Chris

Both are acceptable. Perhaps there is a British/US divide on the spelling.


Oh, yes... beautiful art work!

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 02:26:27 UTC | #872455

Anonymous's Avatar Comment 15 by Anonymous

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Mon, 19 Sep 2011 06:29:01 UTC | #872477

ridelo's Avatar Comment 16 by ridelo

Clever and funny too. Like it very much.

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 08:29:33 UTC | #872487

AtheistButt's Avatar Comment 17 by AtheistButt

Why the problem with shameless promotion? RD owns the house and graciously allows us to have discussions in his lounge room. I don't see why he can't hang one of his wife's posters on the wall.

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 08:44:18 UTC | #872488

Follow Peter Egan's Avatar Comment 18 by Follow Peter Egan

The noblest Romana of them all...

Beautiful work, Lalla.

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:17:26 UTC | #872498

Reckless Monkey's Avatar Comment 19 by Reckless Monkey


Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:16:22 UTC | #872506

Michael Gray's Avatar Comment 20 by Michael Gray

Comment 7 by Chris Boccia : aesthetically*

sorry, it just looks weird without the 'a.'

├Žsthetically, actually.
Sorry, it just looks weird without the pedantic ligature.

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 10:36:17 UTC | #872517

notany's Avatar Comment 21 by notany

What beautiful work. The concept is poetic and intelligent. The ceramics show her high level of craft in painting and glazing. I wish I could examine them closer! I hope RDF puts up the gallery for us poor foreigners. Maybe with a zoom feature. Could use a little culture around this place...

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:33:52 UTC | #872577

paulmcuk's Avatar Comment 22 by paulmcuk

Not relevant to the subject at hand but Lalla Ward as Romana was my first TV crush. I still marvel at the excellent taste of my 10 year old self.

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:16:29 UTC | #872716

William T. Dawkins's Avatar Comment 23 by William T. Dawkins

I think these are great!

I imagine all sorts of things viewing them. Does stranded refer to isolation or the parturition of a new strain or social fabric? Do the colors and textures evoke the gist of the journey? Do the layers represent transitional casts from freely pliable to substantial jeopardy? Does the insightful use of depth and reflective placement convey the intimate concern of the artist for the subject? Whatever your perception, the works require a response.

I love the concept and the natural theme. For fun! You might bestow Richard with a singular necktie in this fashion. Thanks for sharing!

Best Regards,


Wed, 21 Sep 2011 06:36:11 UTC | #873425

SomersetJohn's Avatar Comment 24 by SomersetJohn

Shameless, but in no way shameful, nepotism. More piccies would be most welcome.

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:57:17 UTC | #873478

rubywolf's Avatar Comment 25 by rubywolf

These are beautiful and so cleverly done. Nice work Lalla.

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 04:37:35 UTC | #873820