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iamjapanese:

Joichi Hoshi(星襄一 HOSHI Jōichi Japanese, 1913-1979)
風景 (D) 1976
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iamjapanese:

Joichi Hoshi(星襄一 HOSHI Jōichi Japanese, 1913-1979)

風景 (D) 1976

Woodblock More

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firsttimeuser:

The Larchmont Yacht Club, 1939 by Morris Rosenfeld

firsttimeuser:

The Larchmont Yacht Club, 1939 by Morris Rosenfeld

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yama-bato:

Rainbow (William Starling Burgess, 1934 - photography: Morris Rosenfeld, 1937)

yama-bato:

Rainbow (William Starling Burgess, 1934 - photography: Morris Rosenfeld, 1937)

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yama-bato:

FLYING SPINNAKERS” BY MORRIS ROSENFELD

 Flying Spinnakers, 1938 »(© Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection,Mystic, CT, #88393F)

yama-bato:

FLYING SPINNAKERS” BY MORRIS ROSENFELD

http://www.phillyseaport.org/images/rosenfeld-flying_spinnakers-88393f-500pxh.jpg

 Flying Spinnakers, 1938 »
(© Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection,
Mystic, CT, #88393F)

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suchasensualdestroyer:

New Georgia (Solomon Islands), Comb, tortoiseshell, c. 1900.

suchasensualdestroyer:

New Georgia (Solomon Islands), Comb, tortoiseshell, c. 1900.

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neetainari:

suchasensualdestroyer:

Hopi, Turtle Basket, plant fibers, c. 1970.
“It’s turtles all the way down.”

So are those four figures below the turtle elephants or their local variation of the myth? (I’m really curious, but I realize this may be the wrong question entirely…)

I think they’re prolly deer. Four is the sacred number around these parts - it’s synonymous with balance/health/beauty/things being right on a cosmic level (hoozhoo in Navajo, a mixed metaphor at best since this piece is Hopi + the languages are entirely unrelated, but it’s the same essential idea.) Why deer, I dunno. Could be a story I’m ignorant of, could be just a device employed by the artist to make the basket both more dynamic and maintain its balance at the same time.Thanks for asking!

suchasensualdestroyer:

neetainari:

suchasensualdestroyer:

Hopi, Turtle Basket, plant fibers, c. 1970.

“It’s turtles all the way down.”

So are those four figures below the turtle elephants or their local variation of the myth? (I’m really curious, but I realize this may be the wrong question entirely…)

I think they’re prolly deer. Four is the sacred number around these parts - it’s synonymous with balance/health/beauty/things being right on a cosmic level (hoozhoo in Navajo, a mixed metaphor at best since this piece is Hopi + the languages are entirely unrelated, but it’s the same essential idea.) Why deer, I dunno. Could be a story I’m ignorant of, could be just a device employed by the artist to make the basket both more dynamic and maintain its balance at the same time.

Thanks for asking!

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