—the confluence of poetry and images and occasional five minute riffs
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
B is for Burls
All these photos were taken on one particular path in Maine. Visualize rocks and the ocean to my right and to my left mountains. Each burl captured my imagination. I forgot about why the burl was formed and simply enjoyed the way the wood took on a life of its own.
Definition: "A burl is a deformity on a tree, usually caused by some kind of stress ie: insects or mould."
Some burls sit on the ground—perhaps resting or ready to walk away.
Other burls envision themselves becoming a bowl or a free form sculpture.