Saturday, January 22, 2011

Flower Study (vanitas) 1/22/11

Here's something I like to think about:

Kym Hepworth, French vocabulary card: to think of, to dream of

Kym Hepworth, dictionary 1942

Ye olde Funk & Wagnalls dictionary (above) defines the word preserve as follows:

1. To keep in safety; guard or rescue from destruction, death, loss, or detriment; protect from harm; save.

2. To maintain intact or unimpaired; keep in the same condition; keep up; as, he preserved his composure.

3. To save from decay; prepare so as to resist decomposition or change: as, to preserve fruit.

4. To retain, as in use or memory; keep.

Syn.: conserve, defend, guard, keep, keep safe, keep sound, keep whole, maintain, protect, save, secure, sustain, uphold

Ant.: abandon, let go, let spoil, lose, neglect, throw away

However, sometimes it's necessary to change the condition of an object in order to retain it's memory . . .

Kym Hepworth, French vocabulary card: sure, safe

Kym Hepworth, garden shear

Kym Hepworth, French vocabulary card: to extend

Kym Hepworth, the first cut

Kym Hepworth, bleeding flower

Kym Hepworth, French vocabulary card: to hold, to keep, to remain

Kym Hepworth, daffodil inside preserving jar

Kym Hepworth, detail, daffodil inside preserving jar

Kym Hepworth, French vocabulary card: to remember

Kym Hepworth, pressing a flower (or the act of simulation)

Kym Hepworth, dictionary 1942

I also like to think about cycles and repetition (above).


The Original Carter Family - Wildwood Flower

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