Tuesday, June 14, 2011

visual thinking!

Some images for you today from my tumblr: Seed Capsules which is a place I store things I wish to take in again.... its a wonderful archive that is pieced together by the hearts and minds of many as they share what they like and on it goes!



cinoh:

www.susannabauer.com

Also by this artist...


Nature Trail
commission for The Scarlet Hotel, Mawgnan Porth, Cornwall
(three framed collections of assorted leafworks and driftwood pieces, 70 x 40 x 6 cm each, for individual objects see gallery pages)







binnorie:

By Elfi Cella. 
fullbloom:

how to make a baby elephant float




These 2 works by Elfi Cella found via tumblr:  binnorie






Happiness

I have been taught never to brag but now
I cannot help it: I keep
a beautiful garden, all abundance,
indiscriminate, pulling itself
from the stubborn earth. Does it offend you
to watch me working in it,
touching my hands to the greening tips or
tearing the yellow stalks back, so wild
the living and the dead both
snap off in my hands?
The neighbor with his stuttering
fingers, the neighbor with his broken
love: each comes up my drive
to receive his pitying,
accustomed consolations, watches me
work in silence a while, rises in anger,
walks back. Does it offend them to watch me
not mourning with them but working
fitfully, fruitlessly, working
the way the bees work, which is to say
by instinct alone, which looks
like pleasure? I can stand for hours among
the sweet narcissus, silent as a point of bone.
I can wait longer than sadness. I can wait longer
than your grief. It is such a small thing
to be proud of, this garden. Today
there were scrub jays, quail,
a woodpecker knocking at the white
and black shapes of trees, and someone's lost rabbit
scratching under the barberry: Is it
indiscriminate? Should it shrink back, wither,
and expurgate? Should I, too, not be loved?
It is only a little time, a little space.
Why not watch the grasses take up their colors in a rush
like a stream of kerosene being lit?
If I could not have made this garden beautiful
I wouldn't understand your suffering,
nor care for each the same, inflamed way.
I would have to stay only like the bees,
beyond consciousness, beyond self-
reproach, fingers dug down hard
into stone, growing nothing.
There is no end to ego,
with its museum of disappointments.
I want to take my neighbors into the garden
and show them: Here is consolation.
Here is your pity. Look how much seed it drops
around the sparrows as they fight.
It lives despite their misery.
It glows each evening with a violent light.

PAISLEY REKDAL
The Kenyon Review 
Winter 2011








wonderfulambiguity:

Leonardo da Vinci, Fruit and Vegetables, 1487-1489

wonderfulambiguity:  Leonardo da Vinci, Fruit and Vegetables, 1487-1489



mespetitesmiscellanees:

http://www.bloom-magazine.eu/librairie/bloom20/files/page3-1084-full.html






firsthome:

that is the best idea i have ever seen for reusing toilet paper rolls!  and it is the perfect time of year.  i’m going to start some seeds in a toilet paper roll sometime this week!

that is the best idea i have ever seen for reusing toilet paper rolls!  and it is the perfect time of year.  i’m going to start some seeds in a toilet paper roll sometime this week!




(via unnaturalist, plague-songs)







journalofanobody:

Paul Klee, Remembrance of a Garden, 1914
“Art does not reproduce the visible; it makes visible.” — Paul Klee

journalofanobody:   Paul Klee, Remembrance of a Garden, 1914
“Art does not reproduce the visible; it makes visible.”  — Paul Klee



4 comments:

Claire said...

What a wonderful collection of images. Thank you for sharing it.

Sophie Munns said...

thanks Claire... love seeing the world through others eyes!
S

pRiyA said...

hi sophie, i had an absolutely wonderful trawl through your blog last night. loved the paintings you've made and those of others that you have collected.
also i wanted to share with you marie laure de villepin makes these absolutely wonderful sculptures of seed pods. hope you can find more links to her work. here is one -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tGsfaWr3eA

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Priya,
so great to hear from you.
This is very interesting your link to the french sculptor... thanks for sending this.
Thank also for the wonderful compliment!
Hope you are going very well!
S

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