Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Maybe it is difficult to know what this is. It is an art piece. A sculpture. A decorator's hip accessory.

Obviously it started out as a log. But through some strange unknown process foreign slabs of wood are mysteriously integrated into the stump. And the wood has been aged, or distressed, to a curious texture.

It is a masterful and primitive looking work of art.

Taking a photo like this feels a bit like a rip off to me. Sure I have made creative decisions about angle, framing and cropping, but I have captured something that is only a refection of the creation of someone else.

But maybe that is OK. To quote filmmaker Jim Jarmusch:

"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination".


  1. I've heard that good artists borrow, great ones steal! :)

  2. I know how you feel as I feel the same way in similar circumstances but it is true that artists steal so it's all good ;)