Does photography have enough trash? Or does trash rate enough to photograph? This rubbish bin is simple, does what it is supposed to do, that is if people co-operate & respond on a communal level & has a sort of simple beauty. Here is the shared vision of where most things end up, before becoming another’s treasure.
Bin was empty @ time of taking this picture. No law says that rubbish collection has to be an eyesore.
The shadow of ephemera collection…
Displayed near Fort Mason waterfront, there are two chains used for securing boats. One shows slight corrosion, the other significant corrosion. They act as testimony that nothing lasts forever.
The combination of time, air, and saltwater has left this huge chain in a state of dilapidation.
The future of this chain hangs next to it.
Here are a few more photographic remembrances of Norway Day held at San Francisco’s Fort Mason this past weekend.
The flag of Norway.
Fasten your seatbelts, please. I thought this was a toy aircraft, fashioned from plastic. No, it’s a specially wrapped & folded T-shirt, representing SAS Scandinavian Airlines!
Here is Rosemaling as it was originally intended, as architectural design.
Here, with this booth, is an opportunity to see Rosemaling in a more practical context.
I tillegg til Cinco de Mayo, som hadde en tidlig start like etter arbeidsuke endte i går, er det også Norge Day, blir anerkjent og feiret 4th & 5 mai 2013 @ Fort Mason Senter, her i San Francisco. Jeg fikk en nydelig “gave” til minne om årets arrangement i form av et håndmalt bokmerke, i en stil kalt “Rosemaling.”
HVA ER Rosemaling?
For å sitere ordrett fra California Rosemaling Association brosjyre, tilgjengelig @ ulike Rosemaling boder, “Rose (blomst) Maling (maleri) er den vakre norske folk maleri, som stammer fra det 17. århundre. Denne unike stil av maleri, med sine grasiøse ruller, blader og blomster, var påvirket av Viking treskjæring av det 9. århundre, samt Acanthus blad og barokk stil lånt fra Hellas og Roma. Rosemaling har vært jevnt økende i popularitet i USA siden tidlig på 1950-tallet. ”
Dette nydelig eksempel på Rosemaling ble gjort av kunstneren Beth Twogood.
Ved siden av, Rosmaling, var det turistkontorer, ulike mat leverandører. og andre eksempler på norsk kunst og kulturelt relaterte skerjemer.
Happy Norge Day!
I hvert fall for denne helgen, kunne Roma slappe av, som alle veier førte til Oslo.
Og i tilfelle, kan du ikke finne veien til Oslo, var det andre former for trøst.
In addition to Cinco de Mayo, which had an early start soon after the workweek ended yesterday, there is also Norway Day, being recognised & celebrated the 4th & 5th of May 2013 @ Fort Mason Center, here in San Francisco. I got a lovely ‘gift’ commemorating this year’s event in the form of a hand painted bookmark, in a style called “ROSEMALING.”
WHAT IS ROSEMALING?
To quote verbatim from the California Rosemaling Association’s brochure, available @ various ROSEMALING booths, “Rose (flower) maling (painting) is the beautiful Norwegian folk painting, which dates from the 17th Century. This unique style of painting, with its graceful scrolls, leaves, and flowers, was influenced by Viking woodcarving of the 9th Century, as well as the Acanthus leaf & Baroque style borrowed from Greece & Rome. Rosemaling has been steadily gaining in popularity in the United States since the early 1950s.” For more information about this art process, please refer to their Website: http://www.califrosemaler.org
This lovely example of Rosemaling was done by artist Beth Twogood.
Alongside, Rosmaling, there were tourist information centres, various food vendors, and other examples of Norwegian art & culturally related displays.
Happy Norway Day!
At least for this weekend, Rome could relax, as all roads led to Oslo.
And in the event, you could not find your way to Oslo, there were other means of solace.