Sunday, 6 April 2014

The House of Mirrors, Kuwait

I've been to visit Lidia a few times this month. Lidia is the Italian artist who lives and breathes her creation, The House of Mirrors in Kuwait. Lidia has turned her house into a museum - She's fashioned the whole ground floor with mosaic mirrors and the upper floor is a gallery of her work and work by her late husband.
My esteemed colleague Luca, some other fine ladies and I were looking for fun and a guided tour by Lidia was just what the doctor ordered. In fact, it was as though the doctor prescribed a small dose of intelligence with a full whack of eccentricity that for the average human would result in OD.

The guided tour is extremely wacky and yet the kind of experience that sends you away with thoughts and questions (and a bit more of an insight into how space works). Though I have identified the house as the topic of this post, the real attraction is the ever-vibrant and energetic Lidia.


Luca shmoozing our way in with his Italian charm
Lidia and her work on the exterior. Then you step inside...
An Adventurous sitting room...
Jesus Haitch this is the kitchen!
... and a ravishing host. Lidia makes all her own clothes too. Isn't she fabulous!
Luca and I sat back and enjoyed trying some of Lidia's ginger and cinnamon teas.

This is the bathroom!

Cool Sink!

Upstairs we go!
Lidia showed us her paintings, art therapy and sculptures
Her work has strong themes of space, life, humanity and energy
Then she took us to her Galaxy where we encountered a glow in the dark experience of what space is like. It was weird and enchanting at the same time.
Lidia and I
The Courtyard

That's All Folks! Thanks for visiting!

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