Thursday, 17 November 2011

Patterns from the Everyday II

Artists collect the oddest things. We see potential in ordinary things like twigs, seeds, sidewalk detritus, and yes, bones. I dug out the big camera and played with photographing objects on my copy stand (an old enlarger converted to hold a camera). I tossed a handful of chicken bones (from my former chicken wing habit) onto the paper and snapped a picture thinking that I was wasting time but going ahead with the impulse. On their own they don't look that interesting, but put into repeat they made a rather nice pattern. Wouldn't it be fun to paper the wall of a kitchen with this? OK, maybe not for vegans.
Dem Bones Pattern © Karen Thiessen 2011

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