Don't be fooled by this lorikeet - he is a fake one which Little Aussie likes to play with..
|George Baldessin, Australia, 1939-78 'Three Pears' 1975.|
The Pears are back in the watermall at Qld Art Gallery.
I love them..
Everybody loves them...
|Ah Xian, China/Australia, 'Human human - lotus, cloisonne figure 1' 2000-01|
And everybody also loves this sculpture, by Ah Xian, who cast the figure of his wife. The lotus flower symbolizes rising from a dark place into beauty and rebirth, just as the lotus grows directly out of muddy waters to produce beautiful white and pink blossoms. It represents spiritual unfolding, purity and spiritual awakening leading to nirvana.
The porcelain form is decorated with traditional Chinese cloisonne enamel work, fired in a kiln.
The blossoms cling to the figure, reaching around and embracing it.
Ah Xian won the National Gallery of Australia's inaugural National Sculpture prize in 2001 with this beautiful sculpture.
Sadly there are no blossoms, lotus or otherwise, in the Red Cardinal Garden of Neglect these days. A few cooler days (under 30c) last week, and we are back into the hot weather again. Much of the garden is on the brink of dying..
But a few pretty leaves are always cheerful...
Who knew those brilliant black American women mathematicians were so key to the NASA space programme back in the 60s..
And I loved their fashions, just what women made and wore back in the days of JFK, the trips to the moon, and the Beatles...
Still decluttering - I gave away most of my decorative thimble and mini sewing machine collections. Except the above...
Have a good week