Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Is It Just Me?


A chance remark the other day caused me to ponder my life as an avid elastic band collector and reflect on progenitors of such behaviour.
In the past I have spent time, arguably more time than is good for a body, collecting pieces of wood that I thought were interesting.
One such you see above, garnered from a corner near the druids circle, just to the north of Hallett’s Mountain.
As I retrieved this little dancer from the bog I was transported back across time and space to a museum some time around 1979. I was reminded of Chocolat Dansant a print that I remain enchanted with, and hope to see in Albi once again some day.

11 comments:

Lori said...

That is an interesting piece of wood...reminds me of Giacommeti (sp?)

buffalodickdy said...

That to me is incredible! So expressive, and yet so ancient... It bears out my theory that mankinds' technology has gotten more advanced, but our I.Q. is not much different than people living 10,000 years ago. I am always more impressed with ARTifacts than art...

Theblonde said...

No, it's not just you, beach-combing is one of our favourite activities over on Vancouver Island and we always manage to come back with special natural wooden sculptures to display in our garden.

sablonneuse said...

My vision is not all that good. Did it grow like that or was it fashioned into the shape? Either way it is fascinating. Are you going to show us any more of your collection?
But what do you do with elastic bands?

bittersweet me said...

elastic bands i don't understand, but wood - especially pieces of such delicacy - oh yes.

Debs said...

I love the photo of the piece of wood you have. Reminds of someone dancing. That is art! :)

Sally Lomax said...

Ditto Sablonneuse..... amazing.

Elastic bands are very useful of course.

Jayne said...

I've never thought to search for bits of wood that resemble art. I hoard enough as it is!

DaveM said...

Albi .....ah yes ...I too hope to return there one day.

meredic said...

lori – Giacommeti, yes I can quite see what you mean.

buffalodickdy – I am sure you are right, humans don’t change much over thousands of years. All the mobile phones and trick gadgets don’t really alter what we are I guess.

The blonde – I know its not me really. I am sure there are loads of us out there, quietly taking over the world.

Sablonneuse – It just grew that way I think. The elastic band collection is far too complex to go in to lightly.

Bittersweet me – few understand what me and ‘bandy’ have going on.

Debs – yes that’s precisely what I thought of when I saw it.

Sally – useful….. but they are so cute as well, so delicate and….ahem….water please!

Jayne – hmmmm so does She Of The Town House. She has been hogging most of the space in my barn for nearly two years now.

DaveM – hey besides anything else, and I did find it a charming town, I want a chance for a crossing of the new bridge over the Tarn.

Rosy said...

That is cool looking piece of wood. At first I thought it was man man not naturally made.