Friday, March 12, 2010

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Spiral









SPIRAL


This is probably one of my most treasured possessions. It is a beautiful Brazilian soapstone carving which stands about 15 inches high and is called appropriately Swans. Perhaps not a true spiral but I thought of this piece immediately for this theme.


It is a the most wonderful piece of stone, with lovely markings and when I saw it in a local gallery about ten years ago I did not hesitate for a moment, despite its hefty price and I walked out with it under my arm so to speak.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE


21 comments:

jams o donnell said...

It certainly is a superb piece of art. Great take on the theme!

Carver said...

That's a fantastic sculpture JMB. I'm glad you were able to purchase it to enjoy at home. Happy Weekend, Carver

candi said...

What a beautiful piece! I love it.

Lee said...

Now that is a very interesting, intriguing piece - a feast for one's imagination!

CherryPie said...

What lovely and interesting piece of artwork.

Have a lovely weekend :-)

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely.

ipanema said...

treasured indeed. it's beautiful piece of art work jmb.

happy weekend! :)

YTSL said...

Agree that that's a beautiful piece of sculpture, jmb. From the photo though, it looks quite a bit taller than 15 inches! Maybe it's the angle from where the photo was taken...

EastCoastLife said...

It's a lovely piece but I don't see the swans. haha....

Isn't it heavy to carry it all the way home from the gallery?

archiearchive said...

WOW! Spirals as abstract circles within circles. Wonderful choice

TeacherJulie said...

It is a wonderful piece of art :)

My PH:
http://teacherjulie.com/2010/03/12/bitter-gourd-spiral/

http://treasurejar.info/2010/03/13/stacking-cups/

happy weekend!

Liz said...

That is beautiful, jmb. It's good when you can go right in and buy something you like before you start to think.

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow! I love all the fine curves. Beautiful! :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

mudpuddle said...

If you see a spiral in it, there's a spiral!

It's lovely!

http://mudpuddle.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/photohunter-spiral/

SASSY MOM said...

An elegant piece of art.

here's my entry

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

What an interesting piece. I can see why you fell in love.

James Wilson said...

Great looking piece. I do occasionally see things along these lines I'd love to purchase, but always end up concluding that wouldn't know what to do with it once I'd got it home. So too with nice books, since there isn't any space on what passes for my coffee table, or bookshelf for that matter. (Hello JMB, btw, you know me better as the Umpire ...)

Smalltown RN said...

That is an incredible piece...I can see why your treasure it...and wonderful for the theme....

Happy Weekend to you!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It's beautiful, jmb.

Voyager said...

I have never heard of Brazilian soapstone, but it is so warm and has great depth. The sculpture is gorgeous.
V.

lady macleod said...

Beautiful. It makes you want to reach out and touch it.