Chimney cats in the last days

chimney cats (07 May 2015)

chimney cats (07 May 2015)

Today (14 May 2015) is the last day for Avid Gallery’s limited edition of the Chimney Cats made to celebrate Bronwynne Cornish’s exhibition of work currently showing at The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt.

Originally intended to guard chimneys from witches coming down them, the first group of Bronwynne’s chimney cats appeared 1982.

 

Smile

new gate (09 May 2015)

new gate (09 May 2015)

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The tradesman building
my gate has a magic smile:
I’m still drunk on it.

(08 May 2015)

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There’s scaffolding all around where I live, the painters have sprayed the windows with grease, and the gardens are a wreck. But I have a new gate …

 

Wabi-sabi mosaic

mosaic (06 March 2015)

mosaic (06 March 2015)

The topic of kintsukuroi (to repair with gold) is fresh in my mind, my having recently reposted an item I had found on Donna Fleischer’s wordpond. Sheltering from an autumnal downpour, this afternoon, I noticed this part of the tile flooring nearby. A connection established itself in my mind; I took out my camera and carefully squeezed off a couple of shots.

Wikipedia has an informative article on the subject of the Japanese aesthetic known as wabi-sabi.