Thursday, November 07, 2013

52 Photos Gallery 29: Round

This Greenman medallion is a detail on a Victorian fern stand I inherited from my aunt. It's about four inches across and is one of two (one on each side) that decorate a round, wooden, ball element about a foot in diameter. It is a strange piece, to say the least, very "Captain Nemo" in feel.

Greenman 2

Oddly, the Greenman changes personality with the light and time of day. Here he is looking rather jolly:

Greenman


Here, not so much:

Greenman 3


Posted for The 52 Photos Project
Linking to Shadow Shot Sunday 2

16 comments:

Birgitta said...

Great, sharp photos of this interesting medallion!

Betty Luckhurst said...

I like him--he has personality. And, thanks for the meme link, I may have to join!

Kristen Radden said...

Really like this medallion and how you've captured all the color and texture. It's such an unusual piece...very captivating!

desertskyquilts said...

He is so, so interesting! Thanks for sharing these. Wonderful photos.

Weekend-Windup said...

Photo taken in different views looks great...

bing said...

what i know is medallions have their purposes. what is this medallion for?

i love the angle where he seem to be smiling.

MyMaracas said...

Bing - the medallion is just for decoration. The Green Man is a guardian spirit of forests and nature.
:-)

colleen said...

Kinda looks like the north wind about to blow!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I really like these photos!!!

Jim said...

It's beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

It is beautiful indeed and your captures are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing! Hope your weekend is going well!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Somehow the face reminds me of classical mythology - in particular Zeus. He liked to change. An intriguing piece of art.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

What a lovely detail to have on your furniture! The history of the Greenman is also very interesting:

http://www.greenmanenigma.com/history.html

Not sure is this will let me include the link...

MyMaracas said...

Paula, thanks so much for that link! There is more to the Green Man than I knew.

MyMaracas said...

He does indeed look a lot like the North Wind, Coleen, and also reminiscent of old gods like Zeus, Gemma.

Thanks, everyone, for commenting!

BLOGitse said...

What a beauty!
Sorry I'm late but the flu kept in bed - now 80% okay.
Have a good week!
BLOGitse