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Something about this painting keeps calling me back today. I hadn't seen it in years, and had never paid it much mind. But this morning I stumbled across it while visiting The Inimitable Phillips and it grabbed me. Sure, I'm immediately drawn to the genre, the lighting, textures, clothing...and of course the technical skill of the artist. Yes, it's a mournful subject, but it's also just crazy-beautiful.
"Forladt" (Abandoned), by Danish painter/illustrator Frants Henningsen 1850-1908
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Rummaging through a box of old magazine tear-outs, we came across parts of an old article on Bryany Thomasson. Not sure what magazine they were from, or from how long ago, but since she died over 10 years ago we may never know. (Anyone out there know?) At any rate, thought we'd share...sorry for the lousy scans. Click to enlarge.
Industrial Decay. Really, what's the point in writing anything about this blog? I used to love visiting there and moaning over all the pictures...for someone like me, honestly, it's almost too much to take in. And for a while I left it alone and almost tried to avoid going there. It's something that I can get lost in for hours, and hours....I'm someone who loves anything that's being 'reclaimed' by the Earth, anything showing the effects of weather, age, and especially when it's something like big, beautiful industrial machinery and spaces. It's everything, the textures, the lighting, the photography. I really recommend visiting there , but make a big pot of coffee first, you may be there a while. I tried to choose a few pictures to give you an idea of what you're in for, but I had to stop myself. It just goes on, and on, and......
Now I really miss having chickens around, and my eye is always drawn to old chicken feeders, coops, egg baskets...so when I saw an old egg basket I decided to try making one. I'm happy enough with the way it turned out, but since it took me the better part of a day to make, I'm not likely to go into full-time production. Just wanted to show how it turned out.
(The paint is actually faded black, but because I had to photograph it outside, the reflected light in the photo makes it appear greenish.) Pine, Hand beaded back boards, raised panel mortise&tenon door, aged H-hinges and square nails, 2 interior shelves in lower case.
In hindsight, it should have been photographed with contents inside to show the transparency of the screen panels. Like the original, the sides extend below the case to form the legs, with bootjack cut-outs at the feet. Three interior shelves in alignment with the rails (horizontals) of the door panels. Dark aged, stained and waxed interior. Screen in panels is old, dark and rusty but clean.
Please email for detail photos. H62.75" x W38.25" x D13.25". Click photo to enlarge. $1150. Cdn