Saturday, September 12, 2009
Bamboo with Knives!
Wanted to create edgy photographs to display my wares. My daughter did not approve, but I continued down my treacherous path and displayed my latest creations on a pair of knives. I guess it shows the yin and yang of life.
Also, I read up on bamboo and the connotations are of coping with adversity and standing firmly without losing ground. But, it also implies a life of simplicity and humility.
When I took martial arts classes I was taught that one can not think clearly in a blur of anger. So, the knives do not mean that I am walking around trying to hurt someone, but represents an inner strength that can be more powerful than a physical blow or cut.