365 Days of Earrings

Monday, April 11, 2011


Among the earrings that I made yesterday, is this pair. As I made them, I played with the balance of round and square, long and short, aqua and green.

Tonight as I photographed them, I struggled to balance dark and light. This flashless photo dulls my pale teal fleece, but shows the colors of the beads.

This second photo shows hue of my fleece, but the flash reflects off the surfaces of the beads, hiding their subtle tones.

Too late for natural light, I took them outside to the plum tree, and hung them among the blossoms. How they shine against the darkening sky, illuminated by the camera's flash.

None of these pictures shows them as I saw them, with my eyes, bathed in sunny morning light.

I worry that our society is failing to teach its citizens to look at the world through many lenses, from many angles, illuminating their thoughts with understanding of many viewpoints.

What do these earrings really look like? I wish you could see them with your own eyes, and tell me what you see.


Käthe said...

I love this post! I was just having a conversation about this with a coworker... great minds think... well, not always alike... what do you think?

Phoebe said...

I've been watching "Dead Poets Society" in increments (whenever I get time) for about a week now and this reminds me of the part when Keating tells his students to stand on his desk to remind them to continue changing their perspective. I like this so much because it reminds me that there are so many different metaphors for perspective, and thus perspectives on perspective. Very cool, Mama