Tread gently…

Some Friday nights are for dancing in crowded clubs and bars, others are for attending contemplative art previews and letting your mind expand just a little bit…

Matti Braun sculptureLast Friday night was definitely the latter, with exhibition launches at Bristol’sĀ Grant Bradley Gallery and the Arnolfini.

Matti Braun sculpture4The pics here show Matti Braun’s extraordinary stepping stones, created from a Douglas Fir tree that lived out its days at Westonbirt Arboretum, one of my favourite local spaces.

Matti Braun stepping stonesThere was something oddly calming about simply treading from circle to circle, inhaling the faint scent of sawn wood and watching reflections quiver on the water.

As far as I know, nobody fell in. Not that night, anyway…