Materials …Floral Friday

This week’s projects utilize containers constructed from three basic materials. Part of the beauty of these materials is that the use of them is very traditional. Also, one of this week’s tests for attractiveness is that the piece should look great on a shelf, unfilled.

The most ancient material for containers is earthenware. The round bottomed “Navajo” pot is constructed from red clay. Taking a note from earthiness, I placed a variety of dried stems inside to give the piece a timeless appearance.

The large vase has been carved from marble. It’s a heavy piece with a simple elegant shape. A spray of small flowers balances the look with lightness of form. The toothpick holder size cornucopia vase is formed from slag glass. The “Vogue Mercco” container was manufactured in New York City.

The art glass compote came from Slovakia and is one of my favorite containers. The mottled, random pattern suggests motion yet the bowl has a traditional shape. The formal greenery design features small moss roses.

The Blue Jay of Happiness contemplates this from California artist Mark Bradford: “I look at art as a container. You can’t get inside it, so you have to ask all of these questions.”

About swabby429

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