Sunday, June 13, 2010

Five Buckets

For the second week, I have chosen a photo in which buckets are featured. Buckets are an important part of a surface designer's life. Last week, Sue Cavanaugh's shibori class used these buckets to soak their stitched and gathered fabrics in soda ash solution or to rinse out the dye. A sixth-floor conference center is not the easiest place to conduct a "wet class." It leads to unexpected opportunities for photos. I like the lines created by the duct tape on the plastic protecting the floor. There is something both arresting and mysterious about the buckets. Their careful, even spacing moves my eyes down the row. They sit on chairs like speakers waiting for their turn at the podium. If they each had a chance at the microphone, what do you think they would say?