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Offline chopin-liszt

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Alison Kinnaird storm lamp
« on: October 30, 2010, 01:57:19 PM »
I treated myself to this just yesterday. I have thought about it long and hard, for a long time, resisting furiously. But, having decided to have it brought out so I could handle and inspect it, and following loads of other outside influences, I raided the emergency-only piggy-bank.  :X: for no emergencies!

Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Alison Kinnaird storm lamp
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 01:58:41 PM »
more:-
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Alison Kinnaird storm lamp
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 01:59:34 PM »
last two.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Alison Kinnaird storm lamp
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 02:00:16 PM »
Nice, have you asked Alison for its history yet?
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Re: Alison Kinnaird storm lamp
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2010, 02:11:59 PM »
 :thud:
Only brought it home yesterday evening, Frank - I've been in awe of it since, took over 100 pics, had to whittle them down, pc got discombobulated last night, (major BT fault) but I do intend to write to her to ask about it, yes! Trying to get my brain around what to say!
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Re: Alison Kinnaird storm lamp
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010, 02:23:49 PM »
It's beautiful Sue  :mrgreen: Well done.


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Re: Alison Kinnaird storm lamp
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2010, 02:51:54 PM »
I think Michael's actually quite impressed with it too.

I love the contrast between it looking as if it's going to be a "pretty" thing, but it's really full of the horror of the birth, life, death cycle.

Little birds perched on the twigs, dead body impaled on a thorn, baby with the right size of head - but middle-aged man's ugly face (nice contrast to the usual images of the christ-child having a small head - in adult proportions).
The cockerel seems to have a human arm, and I really can't work out what sort of creature the part-snake, part preying mantis, part pea-pod/wormy thing with chicken feet is at all!

It IS beautiful, not pretty at all.

Very hard to photograph - the images are all curved!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Alison Kinnaird storm lamp
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2010, 06:49:38 PM »
It's fabulous!  ....would you ever dare use it as a lamp?!   :o :o

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Re: Alison Kinnaird storm lamp
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2010, 07:18:46 PM »
 :o that's absolutely gorgeous - I love it.
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Re: Alison Kinnaird storm lamp
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2010, 08:40:37 PM »
Oh, Sue! :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: That is totally fabulous - in every sense of the word!  :D  Of course you *HAD* to have it!   ;D   :hiclp:

I'm so pleased for you!  (And, of course, absolutely green with envy!   >:D :mrgreen: ;) )

 :kissy: 
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