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Garden door – #ThursdayDoors: February 13th, 2020.

Each week Norm asks that we post images of Doors.

‘Garden door’, Fountains abbey, 2019.
Garden door

Ken

 

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

Ken

Lavender way – Which Way Challenge: November 29th, 2019

Each Friday San challenges us with the following:

The Which Way photo challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible. Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs. There’s no topic to this challenge. All you need have is the “way” visible and the main focus of your photo.

‘Lavender way’, Beningbrough Hall, 2019.
Lavender way.

Ken

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Rose way – Which Way Challenge: June 20, 2019

Each week sonofabeach96 challenges us with the following:

This Which Way challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.

‘Rose way’, Compton Castle, 2015.Rose way

Ken

 

How does my garden grow – V.J.’S Weekly challenge #51: Green.

Well this week V.J. has challenged us with ‘Green’

Well it is not actually my garden, it is a friends, but it is certainly green, and this abundance of green life is one of the reasons I love gardens.  There is something calming about all of that life in those thousands of plants, something humbling, but something to connect to.

‘How does my garden grow’, Crowdecote, 2014.How does my garden grow

Ken

 

Reaching in – Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hands

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee gives us the topic of ‘Hands’.

Some of you will notice that doing this sort of thing is a theme for my wife and myself, sometimes it is the only way other than visual means to interface with the sculpture or ancient stone, touching may not be allowed, in this case it was, well there was nothing to say not to.  And sometimes the casting of the shadow makes us feel we are part of the object, that we were always waiting to become part of its realised form.

‘Reaching in’, Tremenheere sculpture garden, 2016.Reaching in

Ken