Friday, September 11, 2009
Friday Shoot Out Aged and Weathered
I liked this week's topic. As I have said before, some places hold their ghosts. The red structure pictured seems to be like one of those places. So does the white building. Sometimes, we can be seduced by the new, the novel, the clean, untouched. However, there is something appealing about something that has been "weathered". People even have a technique to make new things look "antiqued".
I have always liked items that have a history. When I find something at a thrift store or garage sale, I feel like the item has its own history, its own karma. I find that fact to be fascinating and it makes the item more valuable to me. I think many people with an artistic viewpoint also feel this way. Part of art is capturing the energy of an item, not just the physical aspects.
I have also included an aged and weathered piece of wood which I came across walking near my house. I just liked the texture and color of it plus it is very weathered. The rusted butterfly I just liked so I included it. Hope you enjoy!