Friday, August 04, 2006
Before I continue with the taxonomy, it might be best to admit to what’s been allowed to creep into my space. After all, none of us are immune. The power of the garden object is strong.
I wonder if I should count the mural on the (unused) garage door—the door is there whether it’s painted or not. Then there is a largish sculpture partially shown below. It could also count under Functional in that the heads can be rung, but only if you push on them. There is an abstracted flower sculpture that is rusting away nicely between the hostas and the ferns, and a traditional cast bronze nude is documented in the Flickr shots.
There’s much more of this than there should be. A rusty abstracted squirrel is hiding out somewhere. (Hey—I haven’t seen it in a while.) There’s a kind of steel Zen thing on a steel stick that’s pretty unobtrusive—this could also go under Religious. A neighbor gave me a flat twisted wire figure that he brought from Atlanta, and then I have two distressed stylized buffaloes (above) that people seem to like. Most of these would also have to be cross-referenced under Animal.
Unless you count trellises and fountains, that’s it. Now I do have a courtyard space with large paved areas, so stuff like this is less obtrusive than one might suppose. Though people can get kind of freaked by the body/heads sculpture. I hear many witty comments about it during GW.