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~ Picasso

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Inspiration - rust colours and textures

Over at Geevor Tin Mine Heritage Centre near Pendeen Cornwall there remain the ghostly remnants of a byegone mining era and a wealth of rusty treasures to interest the textile artist and photographer

These rusted machines, wheels, cogs and carriages came directly from inside the mine, now discarded, unloved, unwanted, unused, unusable, left to the elements

A few photos for you:












































































































22 comments:

Rolfe Bautista said...

YOu find such wonderful beauty in the decay of these machines. I love looking at all of the textures and the colors. It inspires me :D

CAROLYN SAXBY said...

Thank you Rolfe for visiting me and for your comment

AeFondKis said...

Hi Carolyn, what a fantastic group of photographs textile nirvana! the colours are so rich and volcanic! bubbles and lava came to mind! Sheer joy to look at! Have great weekend!
Linda x

Hopscotch said...

Fantastic images,Carolyn,
The textures are amazing, aren't they? You are not alone in finding inspiration in what others consider to be, strange places - it's everywhere, if you take the time to look!

Pom Pom said...

The rusty colors remind me of an American Thanksgiving Day! Brown, orange, burnished reds. I love it! I love the way artists like you see things!

Joei Rhode Island said...

Great capture of texture and colors! Love it.
I was on a walk today and collected all Red leaves....thought of you. =-)

Corinna Nitschmann said...

Your posts always give me a good feeling! It's always a fantastic travel through a land of colors.
Best regards from Hungary
Corinna

greenhats said...

these are just beautiful - and inspiring. I'm off to the studio!

Are you curious about me? said...

You have such a good eye for colour and texture, fantastic photography Carolyn, do you sell your photo's aswell?
Julie

Approachable Art said...

These photos are GORGEOUS... so inspiring for a rust colorway. Hmmmm, I see a new dye job in my future!

Seth said...

So much beauty in these images. The textures and colors are amazing!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful post.

ashley armistead said...

oh, i love all of these colors and texture... it's funny how such things that are in a state of disrepair and decay can be so beautiful. there's hope for us all...

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Ashley, of course, lol :o)

Aida Costa said...

That's a fabulous set of pictures!! They'd look amazing framed and displayed together.

fibrefrolics said...

Amazing pictures again. You should do a photography book! They are just fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

~Phyllis~ said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your pictures are great. Who would have thought that rust could be beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

LOVE these. I found a great Rust gallery on flickr today. must find it again and send you the link : )

Ro Bruhn said...

What fabulous colour. There would also be so many wonderful found objects there for jewellery and garden sculpture.

ewa-christine said...

WOW, SOM MANY BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS.........congratulations!!

Rose Hughes said...

Thank You Carolyn, for sharing this amazing group of photos. I began my search for orange after being surrounded by all the 'orange' of the season at the grocery store, but your wonderful discoveries were the best!

Julie said...

Wow, Carolyn! What amazing photos! I wish we'd gone while we were down there now!

Anonymous said...

You are a little bit awesome :)

I love the massive range of Textiles you use, because I don't like to stick to one particular technique, I'm a student, and I can take inspiration from all aspects of your work :)