White King on Flickr, the second photo set of my sculptures inspired by Chess
For the past 1-1/2 year, I have been concentrating on sculpture. Much of what I have done is virtually impossible to photograph, but I will publish some of my recent work that is more accessible to a camera. The subjects of the first posts are pieces inspired by Chess, made with the advice and support of mentors at Al Green Sculpture Studio in Toronto
‘Mother of Queens’, on my Flickr site, was the prototype for a complete collection of chess pieces. She was in that sense the mother of them all, and she was the inspiration for the Queen of the set.
At the moment, she stands at the mouth of the harbour of Humber Bay, Toronto. Is she a guardian, or is she a waiting soul remembering someone lost? Maybe both; none of us is simple, and the longer we are around the more tangled is our gestalt until, perhaps, we free ourselves of our complexities. Regardless, she shows her age, her experience, her wisdom.
Later, you will meet her progeny, freshly minted and looking, perhaps, as she did at one time.
Summer, dawn. Wild creatures are plentiful in this country rich with human history. Olive groves and vineyards are here in plenty, but so are rambling woods, interconnected and harboring deer, birds, and many small animals indigenous to the land.
Tuscany has also nurtured art and craft in many forms. I came with my camera, others have come to cook, to practice ceramics, painting, sculpture etc. The ambiance seems to inspire.
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In autumn, on the north shore of Lake Ontario in the gardens of our neighbourhood, the ‘butterfly bush’ Buddleja serves up its best to the Monarch butterflies gathering for their migration.
Here, in downtown streets walls and towers loom and traffic echoes, a chaotic din.
There, on sapphire waters sailing hulls chatter and rigging clatters, call and response.
I open the wall from chaos to song.
I’m lucky to live near a large population of swans. I find their graceful lines and movements hypnotic, and can easily stay put in any weather to watch them, with or without a camera in hand. I’m linking you here for the first time to my Swans page, which will, I expect, become one of the recurring themes in my photo posts.