Following the resounding and somewhat unnerving success of my spell for a heatwave last week (see The Lovely blue below) I’ve decided not to tinker with the actual weather this week but just to hope it keeps going, while I turn my attention to the night sky. This folding book is another elephant, made from one sheet of paper, painted, then torn and folded.
The pleasure of turning the book to follow the sequence of pages is somehow increased by the feeling of it being a single sheet, with the text flowing towards the core of the spiral, a form quite closely related to that of my thrown pots.
I love this wonderful text; I have also set it on a pot (‘of earth indeed’) – a large bowl, with the text falling into its dark blue interior. Meteor can be seen on the Water Vessels page (link above left). I don’t often repeat inscriptions – but here I felt that both forms were so strongly suggested to me by the text that I had to do both.
More summer pots next week.
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