Monday, 25 March 2013

Roses and swirls

Both have two 's' in them, and both, construct floral shapes
and at the same time simply decorative lines that can form swirls.
This is an old cutting from a Marks and Spencer Mother's Day advert
in a newspaper years ago.
Originally in colour (the roses were red),
but in greyscale you can pick out the swirling whorling pattern
created by these flowers.  

Monday, 11 March 2013

Flowers, petals and roses

Its strange when scanning dying or dead plants,
the light that is produced for the scanning or copying
process illuminates the parts of the plant
so that it still looks green
when it isn't.
Scans of some petals.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

More and more Owls (Part 3)

'Along with leaves, owls are another key theme for the Alpine, cropping up on cusions for Nordic Elements'
(Mix, 2013, p.56)
In photo text: Nordic Elements, Andreas Engesvik

This old owl looks quite spooky, like some kind of bird guarding a cave.
(Craft, 2012)

I adore these wooden toys, they again share the large round eyes of the owl and the beak is cleverly integrated as a corner. T
hese were from an article titled 'Accessories Wooden Toys'.
'More birds, this time owls, come form Matt Pugh. This is the British based designer's signature range, made from oak or walnut and with a slick of colour on the owl's crown.'
(Craft, 2012, p.25)

Mix (2013) Mix, the magazine for colour, design and trends, AW 2013/14 (30),
pp.17 and 43-45.
Crafts (2013) Accessories Wooden Toys, Crafts, January/February 2013, no. 240,

Friday, 1 March 2013

Newspaper Snip: Flowers and leaves

From the front cover of:
The Independent, Independent Traveller insert (Saturday 5th January) [Front page photo]