So what has that got to do with a rainy Saturday? Well we were going to put in several hours digging and make the most of the rain we have had recently which with any luck will have created softer soil, but it keeps tipping it down! So whilst we waited for the showers to pass we nipped into town to visit our friend Joe who has taken over as manager of the new RSPCA shop in Exeter, we dropped off a few donations and made a little purchase whilst we were there. I expect under Joe's management the shop will become a haven for all things retro and fabulous!
So next we visited the Royal Albert Memorial Museum to see the Wasted Exhibition to quote their promotional blurb:
"This exhibition explores the life-giving potential of 'discarded' body parts and their relationship to myths, history, cutting edge stem cell research and notions of what constitutes informed consent."
Mmmmm sounds delicious... and actually it was a great exhibition! Here are a few pictures:
|Niiiiice chair! The white portion of the seat cushion is made of donated human fat. Yum. You're not allowed to sit in the chair but you are invited to give the seat a squeeze, which of course we did and it was quite squishy and not too unpleasant.|
|I absolutely loved the wall of dental casts which I've always had a bit of a fascination with. My brother had a cast of his teeth made when he was young which he still has, I never had to have it done so was a bit jealous.|
|I will never complain about my teeth again, some folks have a proper snaggly set of gnashers...|
|Baby teeth set within a resin sculpture... not my favourite piece but the lighting of the resin was ethereal, which was nice.|
|A trip to the museum isn't complete unless I go and see the bugs and the butterflies, they're so beautiful!|