Retrospective nineteen (September 2013)

Given the way in which blogs are presented, I am convinced that posts which reside more than a scroll or two behind the most recent are doomed to languish and to be forgotten. Because I believe there is value in looking at contributions from days, weeks, and even months ago, I present here a gallery of images presented during September of 2013. Perhaps it will be interesting to scroll through these and to compare them to those presented during this past month. Be patient, it may take several minutes for all of the images to load fully. Hovering over an image will reveal its title. Clicking one will take you to a carousel view and you can either move through the collection or click the links to read each post in its original form. Note that this is the nineteenth in my series of retrospective posts. You may find interest in taking a look at the retrospective from a year ago and if you missed any of the others, you can find them all by clicking Retrospective in the tag cloud in the sidebar.

16 thoughts on “Retrospective nineteen (September 2013)

  1. As a relative newcomer to your blog I’m so pleased that you are posting these retrospectives so I can catch up! This selection is magnificent – the waterfalls are wonderful. I especially like the Yorick – so reminiscent of a Henry Moore sculpture – which isn’t so surprising as he gleaned much of his inspiration from skulls and bones. I’m a huge fan!

    • Thank you so very much Jenny. Glad to know that there are some who appreciate these retrospectives. My skills at art analysis are little practiced but I would agree that Moore’s approach (I took a quick look at some Google images of his work) is quite ‘organic.’ I liked what I saw. Lots of curves and open, rounded, spaces. No angles … easy, pleasing, to look at. D

    • Yes, yes, I imagine that they would! Although I am nothing of a fiber artist, I always marvel at the mathematical basis for all that Joanna does with fiber. For, how could it be otherwise? The daughter of some very good friends of ours is quite mathematically inclined and, as such, found herself participating in a professional conference at one point … this was either a meeting of mathematicians, engineers, or physicists, I cannot remember … anyway, she said that during the meet-and-greet session she found more than one person with whom she got into deep discussion of the mathematics of knitting! She, her sister, and her mother are all excellent knitters! I wonder whether the ‘average’ knitter is aware of the math which underpins all that they do? D

    • I am reminded of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. (Feste says) “I was one, sir, in this enterlude—one Sir Topas, sir, but that’s all one. “By the Lord, fool, I am not mad.” But do you remember? “Madam, why laugh you at such a barren rascal? And you smile not, he’s gagg’d.” And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.” It was your reference to the passage of time that made me remember the whirligig of time. Have a great day and thanks for checking in. D

  2. I remember ALL of these! I think Joanna’s handiwork takes top billing. Those falls are lovely. Too bad you can’t just walk into those images and take a quick dip! Hope you’re just about caught up with your to-do list. Can’t believe another week is almost over!

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