Wednesday, March 26, 2008
27:365 sentimental value
Anna: Detail of a carved wooden box, the largest of three nesting boxes, each with the same designs carved on the lids and sides. They're from Poland, and are a popular item for export. I see variations of them all over. These ones, however, are more than pretty nic-nacs. Some years ago my father made a trip to Poland, the first and only time he's been back to the country of his birth since coming to Canada shortly after WWII. He brought these back as a gift for me. The artist in me appreciates the designs, the colours and the technique. The sentimental part of me sees these and thinks of my father, and I find myself smiling.