I have a lot of respect for art critics. They often find references, connections and ideas in the art works that leave me amazed. But there are also those times when I am left thinking - hmm... Is he kidding me?
This unnamed art installation by Irina Korina (I love the sing-song quality of her name) at Bloomberg SPACE has been described by art critic Max Seddon in the accompanying leaflet as resembling a "jellyfish, Kraken, spaceship or enchanted tree".
Jellyfish - ok, I hadn't thought of it, but now that Seddon mentions it, I see the resemblance.
Kraken - well, isn't that a kind of monster jellyfish anyway?
Enchanted tree - Why? Because there are dead leaves and branches scattered about?
Spaceship - Now, I must protest on behalf spaceship lovers. Spaceship it is not! I don't know what science fiction Seddon watches but spaceships do not and have never had Chinese lanterns on their heads.
A lamp on an abandoned gazebo in autumn is what it most reminded me of - but then again, that is exactly why I am not an art critic.
Visit and judge for yourself: Korina's work is displayed at the Bloomberg SPACE till November 28.