July 23, 2014
Very nice sculptural wooden box made and signed by California Artist Dean Santer. The shape is very modern yet naturalistic, evocative of a beach cobble (highly rounded with low spherocity). It is 14 inches long, 7 1/2 inches deep and 3 inches high.
May 31, 2014
This is an interesting old jewelry box but there’s some sort of design incongruity between the books and the little birds. It shows some signs of age and neglect, e.g., volume six* is missing and the whole thing is somewhat unglued.
But even if intrinsically flawed it’s still evocative. Somewhere in an alternate universe of design it worked better.
Here, not so much.
It is still an interesting artifact. It measures 9 1/4 inches wide, 5 1/4 inches deep and 4 inches high.
*IF these 11 volumes were a dictionary then we’d be missing words from the late L’s to those beginning around Odo-. Hence references to this dictionary would come up short for words like lyase, microevolution and notion.
If one were missing the dictionary for certain words is it the same as if those never existed?
If so I’d be happy to pitch my latent ochlophobia. I would dearly miss October though.
If you’re really feeling clever I suggest giving this method of looking at words a try.