Travel theme: Relaxing

This is Ron Mueck’s Drift from Art Big and Small at Belsay Hall in 2010.  The installation is hung vertically, crucifix-like, in a distinctly uncomfortable manner.  Viewed side-on and switched to the horizontal the work becomes much more relaxed.  This must be Frankie when he finally got to Hollywood:


Make making it your intention
Live those dreams
Scheme those schemes
Got to hit me
Hit me
Hit me with those laser beams

(This is a very creative remix but if you were offended by the original, please don’t listen; this is an ‘enhanced’ version)


  1. patrick · October 2, 2013

    Playing ‘spot the sample’ with the Frankie Goes to Hollywood remix… Lot of ghosts of the 1980s in there…

  2. elisaruland · October 3, 2013

    Wow, this is kind of cool. I’m going to hunt down the original. I do like the pic on the horizontal, but can imagine how dramatic it must have been vertically.

    • northumbrianlight · October 3, 2013

      Hi – click on “vertically” in the text and you can see the alternative view – doesn’t look such a cool dude from above 🙂

  3. restlessjo · October 3, 2013

    Good old Frankie! 🙂 Haven’t been to Belsay in a while. It was quite expensive last time but I do like the quarry.

    • northumbrianlight · October 3, 2013

      Belsay is one of my favourite places – as you say the walk through the quarry to the castle is always good and the empty, slightly jaded interior makes for a great exhibition space.

  4. Amy · October 4, 2013

    How beautiful and relaxing 🙂 Love your header too.

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