Empress Cixi’s Fan, late 18th-19th century (Qing Dynasty 1644-1911), China. Composed of silk and bamboo. In the Vatican Museums, Vatican City. Empress Dowager Cixi (1861-1908) is widely recognised as one of the most powerful women in the history of China.
Dame Barbara Hepworth Pelagos 1946. I love Barbara Hepworth's work. It has a modern timeless quality and easily stands the test of time. After visiting her house in St Ives, her garden gives an insight into the structural form that she so loved and perhaps drew inspiration from. I think she would have loved how the bamboo in her garden has matured.