Marja-Leena Rathje
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Another exciting unearthing in the garden! From the same area as the roots, this rusty and disintegrating metal object (a paint can?) is the kind of find that I love. It is a delight, as well as a challenge to photograph well since I've not done any macro shots for a while. I plan to do more of these.

I know, I know, rust objects do occupy a huge place in my photo collection. Here are just a couple amongst many favourites: a rust circle and treasure hunt. And of course, my Fragments series of prints consist of several rusty objects.

Marja-Leena | 16/07/2012 | 7 comments
themes: Found Objects, Photoworks, Textures


Looks like some of my ceramics ! I don't tnink I'm going to be making a name for myself with them!
But it's funny how such found objects give me ideas, too. I just don't have the talent and experience to execute these effects. It's an art, as they say.

I have a bowl full of things unearthed from my yard--a clay marble, a doll's plate, the bowl and a bit of stem from a Dutch clay pipe, fragments of flow blue and transfer ware and striped clay. Magic.

What did you do with it?

Buried treasure. I find that almost anything that has been beneath the ground for a long time, becomes interesting like a traveller returning from a long journey. But this can just shows what a can can do.