Photo of the Day (8/22/07)

Ywlstonegirl’s shot of Castle Geyser in Yellowstone National Park reminds me of the Glass Eye Studio globes that I saw the day before yesterday at the Ohio Craft Museum. But, the difference is, instead of looking into the marble from the outside, the angle here gives the impression of being pulled towards the center of the scene. I missed this geyer when we went to Yellowstone two years ago. Maybe the timing was off. It only errupts every 10 to 12 hours. We did see Old Faithful do her thing. I have to say, as touristy as it is to do the thing that everybody else does, it’s worth hanging around to see that geyser shoot up to 8,400 gallons of water into the air. (Old Faithful does a show every 65 to 91 minutes.)

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The World in Glass Marbles

Yesterday I went to the Ohio Craft Museum with my dad and discovered the work of Glass Eye Studio, a Seattle-based company that works with glass blowers in the Northeast. Captured within glass globes are various versions of the world. Hurricanes, tornados, volcanoes, and ocean creatures are part of the Environmental Series.

Tidepooling came to mind when I looked at items from that collection, but what caught my eye first, was the Celestial Series. The planets, stars and sun images are unusual and totally gaze-worthy. If you’re stuck in a cubicle somewhere and need a bit of imagining, one of these would be perfect for transporting you to a point beyond your desk for a minute or two. If nothing else, they sure are pretty and a perfect object for a meditative gaze.