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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Black, White and Color

Blogger Scott Garrett sent me some pics today, which I promptly accidentally deleted, of the present day fishing huts in Hastings Sussex in the above photo which I had to google. These barns were in a photo I found and posted a few blog posts ago and the white barn from yesterday was inspired by them. Now I want to make a whole cluster of them in black. These fishing huts were used by the fisherman to hang their nets. If you google Hastings fishing huts you can read all about them. I love love love them and want to make lots of them!!!
These were the buildings I was used to seeing as a child and I wonder if I have subconsiously been finding them in my mind. They were slave quarters in the south and there were some like this that I used to go play in as a child near Georgetown SC. It's a sad reminder of a very bad time in our country, but somehow I find these houses so dignified and warm and welcoming. I think the spirits of those that lived in them stay there and maybe those people made the best of a horrible situation and made their homes, as tragic as they were, a safe place for their souls. I hope so anyway. I love the quiet dignity of them, even though I dispise what they represent. I would like to make a group of these and somehow reference them as slave quarters but I wonder if it would be disrespectful to people that have slavery in their history. Sometimes I feel like such a stupid white girl.
and then I nearly hyperventilated today when I came across these colorful things. I can't remember what I was searching for, but these popped up out of the blue and I am longing for Amaco velvet underglazes. Oh please, someone, stop me!!!!!!

12 comments:

cindy shake said...

YOU GO GIRL!! Nothing better than a woman possessed :o) Isn't it fun to feel that inspired energy just zap you in the butt (or in the head or on the hands...)!

I just read the other post on all of your barns from yesterday -they are all sooooo cool. I'm so glad you've been zapped again ;o)

Tracey Broome said...

Cindy, I felt totally possessed today, wait till you see what I did! I could not stop I had so much flying around in my head! Must have been the two hours of warm air and sunshine we got before the clouds and cold came back!

nick friedman said...
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nick friedman said...

Tracey, If you haven't already, check out Lester Walker's book THE TINY BOOK OF TINY HOUSES. I think you'll get some great ideas for upcoming architectural sculpture. I LOVE your surfaces. They so well match the mood of the photographs that inspire the work.

www.lesterwalkerarchitect.com/books/tiny_houses/index.html

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Nick, I think I saw that book the other day, but we were in a rush and I didn't take time to look at it that well. I'll have to go back to the bookstore!Thanks :) I am liking my surfaces right now too. It has taken a year of test tiles to get here, whew!

ang said...

ahhh all that testing and its all coming out now trace!! not sure about all that colour on your barns they seem more perochial than that?? you know not quite beach hut more country and dignified.....am i up the wrong tree?? maybe just touches like a yellow door or a red ladder...

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Ang, I think for all the color I would have to do a new form, I agree, I wouldn't want that color on the ones I have now. Maybe little beach cabanas? I'll never find time to do this anyway, enough going on as it is! But I love all that color, yum!

cookingwithgas said...

go for some color! I like that green and purple!
Seems this path for you could be endless and FUN!
By the way I do know how to spell GREAT! Ha ha!
I see a village coming...

Tracey Broome said...

hey M, I liked the other "great" spelling, it was fun trying to pronounce it :)
endless testing is what this could lead to with all those colors, sigh...

Linda Fahey said...

That photo of the brown barns is AH MAZING! Wow. I can see why you would be mesmerized by them.

great post!

Gail said...

Hey Tracey...Could the colored buildings be in Provincetown, MA?

Trish said...

:)!!!! I loved how your pictures went from dark to so colourful, and full of life..not sure if you planned that, but interesting...
The energy is contagious! :) T.