Saturday, December 19, 2009

early morning light

from the inside:
my daughter made this sculpture several years ago.
she does not love it, but i do.

from the outside:
the rising sun slants across the attic and
spills light through her sculpted doorway for only a moment each day.
this always makes me smile.

25 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Strange idea for a sculpture. I like the idea of the rising sun playing with it... and making you smile.

siu said...

Strange and wonderful!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is creative. I don't think I have seen anything like this. How large is this? You might have the only attic sculpture garden.

brattcat said...

Thanks, everyone. Dave, it's about ten inches tall, four inches wide, four inches deep.

Small City Scenes said...

Thatis very interesting and what a good eye you have to see it in just that way. MB

Rambling Round said...

An open door! I love it! It looks very welcoming.

Jacob said...

Sometimes it takes time to appreciate our own creativity...

An open door sculpture might mean that your daughter is a loving and kind person who keeps her heart open to the needs of other people.

So when the light shines through it you know it's like the light shining through your daughter.

I'd smile, too!

Birdman said...

Quite symbolic, Kitty. Sunlight falling... Yes, these are the fleeting, loving moments in time we want to grasp and keep forever, but alas we blink and our secret timepieces struggle on. We are left, reaching at wind.

Malyss said...

I like the idea that every evening, the sculpture catches the light of the sun, and every night, it makes you think of your aughter and smile..The sculpture is an open way from your daughter to you!

Sunny said...

Your daughter is very creative. The open door and sunshine is very welcoming.
Now I have to ask this, please don't misunderstand...is it the door to the powder room? It reminds me of towels on a rack behind the door.
Sunny :)

Amin said...

I think it is very interestihg and thoughtful.

slim said...

That would make me light up inside and smile as well . . . did you intentionally place it to catch the sunlight or was it serendipitous?
Seizing the simple pleasures in life make it so wonderful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello sweetie,
Can you believe your blog is open in my notebook since last morning and I needed to take out, lots of things to do today as preparation for the next week and so on...we also went to visit some friends, but...I was thinking about this post all day long!!!!And very interested to see it again with time!ohhh thanks so much for sharing it! :)
I loved this art,so creative and adorable imagination to play with lights and shadows, OPEN our mind for great ideas and feelings!
She is very talented!
:)
Hugs
Léia

Anya said...

I can tell you its VERY special,
very creative its ART :-)

cieldequimper said...

I wonder why she doesn't like it. It's unique, clever and beautifully photographed.

tapirgal said...

Well, that's the way it is with our art and our moms, isn't it? Thank god for moms who have better sense than we do :)

Bob Crowe said...

No clue what this was from the thumbnail. A little ancient Egyptian, a little doorway into the next world.

JM said...

Great light and shadows! This is so interesting!

Julie said...

Like a personal sun-dial.

Light and Voices said...

I smile because your daughter is so talented to have made such a lovely sculpture. Happy Holidays!
Joyce, IL, USA

Virginia said...

A talented girl and her mother as well. Gorgeous light here.
V

Sharon Creech said...

I, too, love this open door and the light shining on and through it.

Tash said...

I agree with you - the sculpture is marvellous! Great photography there too - perfect lighting.

Marie-Noyale said...

I like it too.
You pictured it with love,I can tell!!

lizziviggi said...

I love the sculpture. Is she still an artist, or was this a brief phase? Sunlight makes everything better.