Prefab Fakes …Floral Friday

My summertime pause continues into day two with a break from inventing floral arrangements for today. Instead, I glanced around the house for some normally overlooked items. These are artificial or artistically manufactured plant-like forms.

One of my all-time favorites is a kitschy batch of obviously plastic daisies in a mid-century pot of Japanese manufacture. It’s pure, unapologetic camp.

To break up the space between a mini-stereo and the left channel speaker is a tiny shrine. The featured element is a plated wire faux Bonsai. Tiny pebbles form the potting material. Orange glassy pieces decorate the branches, there’s even a tiny fake bird.

The bedside nightstand is topped with a carved “leaf” arrangement made of tropical wood from the Philippines. I did put a little effort in this by disassembling, polishing, and reassembling it.

The Blue Jay of Happiness ponders this gem from the poet Wallace Stevens: “Conceptions are artificial. Perceptions are essential.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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