Saturday, February 7, 2009

emerge / morph


L - Nikon D40x 200mm / T - phone pic
Today was an absolutely gorgeous day. I drove up to Athens to look at another house with my daughter. It was so warm I opened the sunroof! Before I left Atlanta I was outside with my dog and noticed the sproutings of spring. With temperatures like this for a few days I bet we will see more little surprises emerge. I remember one year in particular, on Feb 12th, (1990, the year my daughter was born) that the Bradford pear trees were in full bloom and the jonquils too. unusual. / our newest assignment in my 3D class is to create a "found object" sculpture piece with anthropomorphic or zoomorphic features. my teacher suggested a good dumpster to go to behind the foundry where there would be a lot of metal and wood scraps (without having o deal with food items). my roommate and i went over after breakfast and got to work dumpster- diving. the students doing metal work probably knew we were freshman assigned some crazy foundations class project and were laughing at us, but it was still fun. my finest find was this faucet. my roommate and i decided it kind of looked like a dog or a reindeer. what do you think it looks like - what can this faucet possibly morph into? i need to add more objects to make a full creature. help, i'm having trouble getting inspiration.

11 comments:

Char said...

I checked the Bradford today...It's getting ready to emerge. So excited.

I think the faucet looks like a dog.

D said...

I love the juxtaposition of the sprouting twig and the discarded faucet. The twig is life beginning and the faucet is getting a new life.

I hope you show us the results from your 3D class.

Claire said...

the twig just speaks to me.

as for the faucet...with a little alteration i see a high heel shoe.

smith kaich jones said...

I just love any post that contains the word "jonquil". It sounds like spring. I, too, love this juxtaposition of images - the faucet looks like it has legs & is dancing, full of joy. Springtime.

:) Debi

ELK said...

ok I know I say it every time...this IS my favorite post!


I do have that dumpster diving image T!!

leaca said...

LOL. Sorry but I had to laugh when I seen the image and the title. I am so jealous of all of you that are seeing signs of spring.

Christina said...

Wow, dumpster diving w/o food in them is what's up! : ) I find the faucet to look like a lady frog to me. : )

Jewels said...

Yay for warmer weather... even in Michigan :)

maya | springtree road said...

yay for signs of spring! / i see either a flamingo or maybe a baby monkey on a mama monkey's back.

Suvarna said...

So lovely to see signs of spring!
I think the faucet looks like a dancer, with bruised knees perhaps.

Woman in a Window said...

I love how you two marry the shots. Now I think I'm understanding your place a little more. And I find I'm hoping my kids and I have the relationship that will endure and inspire, like yours.

The metal struck me as an out of proportion high heel shoe. go figure.

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