Sunday, September 12, 2010

Jay's bone carvings

Jay is a bone carver and musician.  His works sell the minute they hit the shop shelf.  So there weren't many pieces for me to photograph when I visited him.   To me, the visual beauty of his work is  almost surpassed by the joy they are to touch, to stroke.  They are a delight for the senses.





This last one was my favourite.  When I had all four pieces in my hand my fingers kept going back to it, even when I wasn't aware of what my fingers were doing.  I couldn't explain it then, and still can't.  It was as if it had a vibration, a life force.  There was a depth to it. I was so disappointed with this next photo.  I wanted to capture and perhaps be able to retain, how its touch had soothed me.

5 comments:

  1. They are lovely pieces, Pauline, and nice sepia photos too.

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  2. I love your words can I use these too On Jays page on our website which is under construction

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  3. It's quite amazing how something like that can speak to us. But it so often happens. I'm very pleased for you.

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  4. Lovely carvings Pauline, did you buy one?
    Bev.xoxo

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  5. I think the first one is my favourite - such flowing lines.

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