Maybe you’ve often noticed that a certain object or two will trigger daydreams or your imagination. One of the holiday gifts from a friend did that to me this month. While polishing the decorative brass vase, I sat back and let my imagination go free. I decided to utilize three of the “finds” that were given to me during the holiday season.
I enjoy Indian brass objects. There is a great variety of sizes and shapes. The best ones are embossed or feature some sort of coloration process. This one has both. Plus, it has a pleasant bell-like tone when tapped by a pencil or other utensil. This calls for a simple, yet elegant treatment. A mysterious quality comes through this styling.
I can almost smell the spices and rare unguents when in the presence of this genie-like figural. The gold lame’ attire and turban suggest rare riches from the Middle East. He’s holding two pots that I decided to fill with tiny, colorful flowers. This fancy fellow is brightening up the living room.
A friend from San Francisco found a tall vase at a shop in Japantown for me. I envisioned a peaceful pond near Mount Fuji as I contemplated the crane and branches. I didn’t want to overpower the artistic design, so I composed an Ikebana as a cultural statement.
Do you have an object or two that sends your mind to a fantastic place? Why not find it and place it on display?
The Blue Jay of Happiness wonders if the genie will grant him a wish.