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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Stick machine



Not sure if that's what this is...but I thought it was beautiful.

13 comments:

PMBC said...

I agree with you.
...machines tournez vite...
I am not sure about the words but there is a beautiful A4 size painting by Marcel Duchamp on this subject.

PMBC said...

Not Duchamp but Picabia.

MB said...

You recommend the book?

Laura said...

Your most recent photos are breathtaking in their clarity. Absolutely wonderful work.

Bill Z said...

yes beautiful picture - so much going on and a great limited palette

Lori Witzel said...

Hey everyone, fast response while I'm still at work...

PMBC -- Thanks for the hint! I will look for that Picabia painting.

MB -- Yes, I do. It was an interesting read, not a tome but a light treatment of very different cultural approaches to Beauty. Gave it as a gift to a friend a while back, too.

Laura -- Thanks! Some of it is a slightly better lens (optics do matter apparently); some of it is Anita helping me learn how to get CameraRAW format off my camera and into Photoshop (CameraRAW seems to capture much more image-data); and some of it may be just me learning and improving.

Bill Z -- I appreciate that! I was struck by how few "other colors" were in this particular find, since the oxidized things I'm drawn to are often almost like raku glaze in their range of tone and opalescence.

Pod said...

i think it may be a photo of my brain. where did you find it? tis a pleasure 'meeting' you too lori! ;0)

Lori Witzel said...

Hi Mr. Pod! Just saw your comment about walnut on that Poppies blog, so we're full of blog-synchronicities!

I went to a small town east of Austin -- lots of those around here are still full of oxidizing wonders, and this was no exception. I had finished my lemon meringue pie (yum!) and wandered a bit and saw something Large and Ominous back behind a street near some railroad tracks. Pulled my car as close as I could, and most of the rust I'm showing on the blog this week were all different parts of the same hulk.

Susangalique said...

wouldnt be nice if things were just on mechanical pully system that could be fixed and rebelted.

raindog said...

this is superb! looks like a excellent outing. i especially dig the brightness and rust combo. very nice find!

Larry said...

Oxidizing wonders all right! Industrial productions severed of their purpose in life always seem to have a poignant glow about them...

Switchsky said...

I agree...beautiful.
What is it about rusty tangled bits that "wow" me?

Marty said...

"Rusty tangled bits" wow me, too, switchsky. Lori, I love your photographs (found you via your comments on Conrad's and Gawain's blogs).