15 June 2010

Still Life: Silver

For a few years now I've been collecting beat up, tarnished silver serving pieces....the darker and beat up-er the better.  I'm attracted to the etched and raised details, the bits of shine still showing through and the shapely silhouettes.  I like to imagine the history of each piece....lush well-appointed sitting rooms where they might have been used....a tufted settee, hushed voices, the sweet scent of black tea and a gloved hand holding a perfectly balanced tray. 

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