Friday, August 24, 2012

New subject today

Spirals, do we still use them?

I can't believe how much I looked forward to start something new. I have enjoyed making each one of my cups, but now I feel as free as ever before. Todays work was done without any thoughts for the rest of the week, but it made me think of things from way back. And the result is that I will make something "spiral-like" the next seven days. After that I'll choose another subject.

 Have you ever thought of the spiral and how we use it? Many times, as a child, I was facinated when letting the water out of the sink to see the spiral that appeared. I put my finger into it to feel it's power. I even thought of how wonderful it would have been if someone "pulled the cork" out of the ocean. What a great spiral that would be. Well I didn't consider the consequence of such an act, I just had the enthusiasm of a child.

The snail and it's shadow.

Nowadays most of the old use of spirals are gone but we still have them. I don't think of spirals in nature as in my piece today, more like items we use. If we still use them.
How many "spiral-like" things do you use in your daily life?

Have a nice weekend everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Spirals are one of my favorite symbols. I look forward to seeing what you do with them over the next few days.

    We're nearing the completion of the new studio. Only a few more days to go. I'll be glad when it's over. It's been a huge project.