29.11.09

The Nature of Dandelions




organza

Playing with silk organza. Have you ever thought that a dandelion resembles the sun when the flower's yellow and the moon when it goes white? Do you know if there's any folklore around this idea?

8 comments:

Red Ruby Rose said...

Absolutely stunning. These pieces would look stunning as photograms too - the translucency of the organza would let the light through in an ethereal way. Hope you don't mind but I blogged about you today!

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

So incredibly beautiful.

Eva said...

Thank you both and thanks R. for the blog post!

emma lamb said...

so beautiful, i love the first pic... i just want to blow and watch it float away... :)

i see what you mean about the dandelion flower and seeds but i don't know of any folklore... sorry!

emma
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Tuija said...

Beautiful! I've been thinking about this but haven't heard anything along those lines. In Finnish the flower is called voikukka as in butter flower and it specifically refers to the strong summer butter you'd get after the long dark winters when cows didn't produce milk (in the old days). There are sayings and games along these lines. I do think I prefer moon to butter though...

Love your work, Tuija

Eva said...

Tuija - thank you for the story. I don't know the language but like the sound of Finnish words. Would love to visit one day...

whimseycreations said...

I didn't find anything about the moon and sun but this site had some really interesting folklore about the dandelion: http://fohn.net/dandelion-pictures/folklore.html

Eva said...

Thanks for the link. I like the bit about the barometer :)