Sunday, March 25, 2007

Black & White Picture Of The Week - Grandma's Coleslaw Bowl


At March 25, 2007 at 4:01:00 PM EDT, Blogger haKiruv said...

LOL Those coleslaw bowls...pretty cool looking.

At March 26, 2007 at 11:03:00 PM EDT, Blogger Veronique said...

ASJ, now this I like. What's interesting about this picture compared to the antique dresser pic is that you haven't imposed movement on this object -- instead, you've framed it in a way that allows the interior rhythm of the bowl's own design to come out. The star in the middle with the bursting pattern around it has a visual velocity to it that seems to radiate outward and animate each of the abstract patterns in the adjacent sections. Each of these smaller sections repeats the star motif in some way, so the whole thing has a sense of life. It seems to both come out towards the viewer and move upwards towards the top of the picture plane because of the cut glass on the edge. This part has a ribbon-like effect that contrasts in an interesting way with the body of the bowl, playing nicely with the strong, upward thrust of the center section. And the POV is interesting, too -- you seem to have flattened out a round object and I can't tell if it's the interior or the exterior of the bowl. I'm off now to look in my mother's china cabinet -- she has one, too, and I wonder if its the same :-) Kol tuv, Veronique

At March 27, 2007 at 3:33:00 AM EDT, Blogger Mr Bagel said...

Beautiful close up ASJ.
Is the bowl hand cut? It has the most exquisite detail in its design.

regards Aaron
Mr Bagel

At March 27, 2007 at 6:40:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

HaKiruv: Thanks!

Veronique: I always appreciate your feedback! I am glad you like this one. I agree. It is much better than the other one.

Mr. Bagel: I am not sure, it is a crystal bowl that my grandmother always used for her home made cole-slaw. Why someone needs a crystal bowl for coleslaw is another question....


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