Glass Half Full – Peter Ivy
Very rustic and industrial in their design Peter Ivy has created some unusual but functional glassware, and I would certainly like to clear a few shelves in my glass cupboard to house them. OK just add this to the list….
American glass artist Peter Ivy was originally made simplified works for personal his use while living in the US, it wasn’t until moving to Japan where he is now based with his Japanese wife and children that he found a connection between his style sensibility as a maker and the culture in Japan. And well a beautiful collection was born into creation.
“For me there is also an ironic side to the possibility displaying works [in Japan]. When I lived in the U.S. I often made the simplest of works for myself to use at home. I never even considered trying to sell them there at that time. It would have been impossible as they were too simple for the general market. When I came to Japan I recognized quickly that there was a fit between my own sensibility as a maker and the culture here. I also felt a great curiosity about the sensibility of hand made items in Japan that I had not discovered in in the U.S.”
So this analogy of the glass half full leads me nicely with a segway to a “tag” I received from a fellow Sydney Sider blogger This Sydney Life as part of a blog relay about hope. Well when I thought about how I would represent hope, to me it is all about a Glass half full, you only get one chance at life and as such you should live it to the full, and when the prevebial hits the fan…. which it inevitably will at some point…. well there is not much you can do about it, just pick yourself up, dust off that preverbal and move on…. So on that note I will leave you with the following quote:
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” Shel Silverstein
And in honour of the last day of the Olympics I pass on the relay baton ….should you choose to accept….. to some bloggers that I simply cannot wait to see their interpretation.
Elissa – Fun and Fabulous