Friday, October 18, 2013
Scenes from (a Colorful) Life
I felt like continuing with a woodland theme this week so today's color is brown. I know I've posted lots of bright colors in this series, but I also love neutral tones. I'm a sucker for natural wood and brick, warm autumnal colors, and texture...especially the kind of texture that comes from age and use and hanging around for a couple hundred years (who knows how many generations of brick and stone are in that house in the 6th photo).
The 5th photo is a detail of a piece by Lloyd Schermer that hangs in the lobby of the Newseum. (He also has a similar one hanging in the American Art Museum.) The pottery in the 7th picture is from the Sackler Gallery, but I can't remember if it's Japanese, Chinese, or Korean. (If anyone knows, feel free to share in the comments). And the last photo is an art installation by Roxy Paine called New Fungus Crop at the Hirshhorn. (I blogged photos of a large stainless steel tree sculpture he made that stands in the National Gallery Sculpture Garden a couple of years ago, which you can see here if you're interested.)
All of these photos make me want to get outside and explore nature-y things. The leaves have only just begun to change here. I'm hoping we will have a few nice weekend days when the peak hits so that we can explore and take photos. It's been a while since I took any new photos, other than for my shop.
I'm not sure what this weekend holds for us. We might be hanging out with some old friends we haven't seen in years. We might be doing house stuff. I might be getting a badly-needed hair cut. Or we might not do any of those things and take a day trip somewhere. What are you guys up to?