Flowers in Flight.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

There was a moment yesterday when I swore I could feel spring. I could feel its brightness, its colors. I could smell it. It felt tangible, and so close. Then I remembered it was January, and 35 degrees. That 35 degrees felt like spring because we'd just had nearly a week of weather with temperatures in the teens. Still, I remembered spring. And that made me happy.

While I've always loved the thread-wrapped arrows and silkscreened moon dominoes created by Brooklyn artists Fredericks & Mae, today was my first introduction to the duo's line of spring-like flowered kites, made to commemorate the Roman titan Flora. Says Gabriel Fredericks Cohen, "We're consistently attracted to items that occur in multiple contexts across the globe and throughout history. The arrow shows up in every culture on every continent. So do kites."


Visit Fredericks & Mae, here. Stay warm!

10 comments:

sherry said...

SPRING!
this makes me smile. Thanks!

Kelly said...

Awesome. We're (almost) there!

Shoko said...

Kelly, three more months!

angela said...

So glad your days are getting a bit warmer.
Lovely kites!!

Kathy said...

So pretty! And I know what you mean when you say the 30s feel warm when it's been in the teens. It occurred to me today that I once thought 60 degrees was cold...

Shoko said...

Kathy, yes! When I was in high school in LA, I'd wear a furry coat in the winter - crazy.

burntfeather said...

beautiful, makes me want to press flowers into clay - I wonder if that would work? mmmmm. and as much as you long for spring I'm trying to slow down our autumn :P

Anonymous said...

I want them all!

Tiffany said...

That is so utterly beautiful! I sometimes like to make pressed flower posters but the symmetry in this is fabulous!

Lilly said...

I love them - everything they make!

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