Saturday, June 26, 2010

Profile of Emily

I was out in the old studio for a little while today, continuing the long and hopefully not-too-arduous process of clearing out all unnecessary and unwanted stuff -- in today's case, a big stack of "Cycle News" that I had saved for some reason (said reason not being at all clear to me now), and which are now a step closer to the local recycling center.

While walking into the old studio, I saw something which made me smile. It always does, when I notice it. Here's a photo I snapped of the cap on the newel post on the stairs leading up to the studio proper.



Back when this studio space was being built, I asked the carpenters to take a silhouette I'd made of my young (I think she was about two at the time) daughter Emily's profile and use it as the template when they created the newel post caps on a lathe. I think it worked well -- glanced at, the cap looks simply like a pleasing abstract design, but when closely examined you can see the profile on either side. -- PL

5 comments:

mikeandraph87 said...

I can see a female human head now that you said it. It appears your artisic mind captures every oportunity whether it be by your own hand or assisted by another. Very interesting.

Jeff M said...

That's a really cool idea! It'll also be a nice little heirloom too!

Adam Riches said...

That is both extremely cool artistically speaking, and a very touching and personal reflection of your affection for Emily. Really neat idea!

DJB said...

Wow, what an amazing idea.

Adam said...

What a creative idea!