Filter With Cubes …Floral Friday

Today’s projects were inspired by my friend Parker’s wild-hair suggestion. He watched as I changed the air filter in the HVAC unit in my basement. Parker grabbed an extra filter and wondered if it would make a cool backdrop to something unrelated to furnaces and air conditioners. We brought the extra filter upstairs then I said I would find a use for his idea. After Parker departed for home, I eventually decided to utilize the filter as a Floral Friday prop.

For the first project, I decided to imply an industrial appearance by utilizing a Hager cube planter with a faux bamboo plant.

The second image pairs a clean white cube with the filter. Two spherical forms–the topiary and the crystal ball–add visual interest.

Crimson orchids pop from the industrial grey cube planter. The lattice-like filter reinforcements hint at old-fashioned design.


The Blue Jay of Happiness ponders a paragraph from 20th century writer, philosopher, and speaker, Alan Watts. “On the one hand, there are people known as straight, regular, square (and there are also cubes and tesseracts), classified, degreed, graduated, and moneyed, who live in little boxes made of ticky-tacky, cultivate lawn order, and want to get things ironed out in nothing flat. On the other, there are bohemians, nuts, bums, freaks, eccentrics, beatifics, whollymen, courtesans, vagrants, and hippies (a name which ought to have something to do with the dangerous curves of women’s hips), who want to experience the universe in a groovy, swinging, ecstatic, syncopated, rock-and-rolling, mind-blown, turned-on, and far-out way.”

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5 Responses to Filter With Cubes …Floral Friday

  1. The air filter’s design/pattern would make a good-looking wallpaper.

  2. ha, only you would find a great use for an old furnace filter 🙂

  3. rkrontheroad says:

    The lattice pattern works well. It’s a delight when something useful turns into a work of art.

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