Is awareness always good?
Beauty always contrast?
Life shedding past?
Macro micro understood?
Burblequest is a compulsive collection of images cobbled by free association of theme, synonym and antonym. It is in the archive threads become tapestry.
Pl. X: Egyptian No. 7 (1-5. From mummy cases in the Louvre, at a late period. Geometrical arrangements of the single lotus-leaf. 6. from a tomb at Thebes. Each circle is formed of four lotus-flowers and four buds, the intermediate star probably intended for four lotus-leaves. 7 From a tomb at Thebes. 8, 9. From a mummy case. 10-24. From ceilings of tombs in various parts of Egypt. In nos. 10, 13-16, 18-23, are various examples of an ornament representing the unwinding of a pile of rope, which may have given the first suggestion of the volute. In no. 24 the continuous blue line is evidently from the same type.)
Owen Jones (British designer, 1809-1874)
1856 57 cm (page height) x 39 cm (page width)
From: Jones, Owen. The grammar of ornament ; Illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament. One hundred and twelve plates, London: B. Quaritch, 1868