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Tactile form – Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This weekend the Word/Photo Challenge from GC and me is  ‘Aesthetically Appealing’.

Aesthetically Appealing – A phrase that defines as attractive and inviting, something that gives pleasure through beauty, but we all know that ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ So, what appeals to you, what awakens your sensory perception?

Well a piece from a favourite sculptress for this weekend,

I think every sculpture must be touched, it’s part of the way you make it and it’s really our first sensibility, it is the sense of feeling, it is first one we have when we’re born. I think every person looking at a sculpture should use his own body. You can’t look at a sculpture if you are going to stand stiff as a ram rod and stare at it, with as sculpture you must walk around it, bend toward it, touch it and walk away from it. – Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures always make me want to physically interact with them, to behold their aesthetic form with as many senses that are available to me.  Alas however so often they are surrounded by do not touch signs, perhaps we need replicas, so that we can interface with these objects in the way the artist intended!

‘Tactile form’, The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St. Ives, 2014.
Tactile form


Dahlia – Sunday Stills: Why we should be wary of round objects

This week Hugh takes over from Teri and challenges us with:

Round‘ – I’m not talking here about circles, but objects that have a definite round shape.

I get hay-fever so anything that looks like this makes me wary!

‘Dahlia’, Dunster, 2019.

I do love taking photos of them though!


Tulip – Weekly Prompts: Flamboyant Red

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

December’s highlighted color challenge on Susan and my site is FLAMBOYANT RED.

Well there is not actually that much Red to choose from in my archives, mainly flowers like the one below.

When I was a young boy Red used to be my favourite colour, it is hard to say what it is now, but probably Blue, but it does sway either side on the colour wheel to Purple and Green.

Why and when did my colour tastes change I wonder?  I actually remember hating Blue, I would never pick the blue pieces in a game!  However just like my multicoloured clothes wearing wife, I would have to say my wardrobe looks like a rainbow, a muted rainbow, but all colours are represented.

‘Tulip’, Stokesay Castle, 2017.


Fiery flower – One word Sunday Challenge: Fire

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own fire post.

So here is my take for this week, I might have called it ‘burning bee’ but thought it might scare people off looking 🙂

‘Fiery flower’, Dunster, 2019.