23 November 2013
Rust progress, Day 5.
I bought those ginkgo leaves from the school Spring Fair last weekend, from a young woman who told me they were made by her dad. They reminded me of the magnificent ginkgo mandala at the school's art show last year which i lusted after, and which i later found my lovely friend bought for her garden. You can see it in all its glory here. Shady (said friend with the glorious garden) commented the other day that the same artist is doing more for the art show next year and the thought began to develop that hey i have a significant birthday next year, conveniently in the same month that the art show is always held. Mmm yes, a fitting birthday present to celebrate a half century, non?
I mentioned it to the mister once or thrice (he countered by saying he'd been thinking of a Burmese kitten, omg decisions decisions!) and anyway so this morning i went to the website of said local famous artist and all of a sudden my three little ginkgo leaves looked startlingly familiar.
Yes, his daughter sells the little cut outs from her dad's enormous and spectacular sculptures for $1 each (the sculptures are considerably more) and so without even knowing it, i am the proud owner of Rudi Jass artwork, quietly rusting away outside on my picnic table.
You can see the real deal here at Rudi Jass design and spot the sculpture from which my little leaves were cut.