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My elderly next door neighbor, and friend, Sybil knew I collected antique and colored bottles to line the shelves in front of my bay window. She gave me this lovely purple bottle to add to my collection. It appears to have the talons of a bird of prey encircling the base. Every time I hold this bottle I think of Sybil - she was a wonderful neighbor and a good friend.
The still life includes a wood letter from an old printing press, as well as two of my favorite river rocks from my collection.
A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on). With origins in the Middle Ages and Ancient Greek and Roman art, still life paintings give the artist more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition than do paintings of other types of subjects such as landscape or portraiture. Still life paintings, particularly before 1700, often contained religious and allegorical symbolism relating to the objects depicted. Some modern still life breaks the two-dimensional barrier and employs three-dimensional mixed media, and uses found objects, photography, computer graphics, as well as video and sound.
Just like the painter, a photographer arranges objects into a composition and then takes a photograph of the arrangement; this allows the photographer to control the narrative of their picture.
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January 27th, 2013
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