Edith Sitwell

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Edith Sitwell

Post by Magpie Jane » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:18 pm

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Figurine by Danish artist Mette Baasch.

I fell headlong for this, and bought it right away. Such an uncanny likeness to Edith Sitwell!
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Re: Edith Sitwell

Post by Nash » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:37 pm

I just love the way your mind works, Jane!

......and yes it does, doesn't it?.........or is that just the power of suggestion?

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Re: Edith Sitwell

Post by Antcliff » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:56 pm

yes, edith!

let us hear her

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Re: Edith Sitwell

Post by Lake » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:46 am

The whole thing is a figurine? I thought it was in the corner of a garden or in a cave!
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Re: Edith Sitwell

Post by delph_ambi » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:57 am

Took me a while to see the resemblance. Not entirely convinced! But I love the photo as a photo.

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Re: Edith Sitwell

Post by Antcliff » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:14 pm

Hi jane,
that Wild Places book has arrived. That opening map was disturbing!

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Re: Edith Sitwell

Post by Magpie Jane » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:26 pm

Nash, O what a lovely compliment. Thanks! Times it works, times it doesn't. But of course, the power of suggestion should never be underrated.

Seth, that's a fascinating recording. Her voice, and the way she seems never to stop for breath - the woman must have had lungs like an electric whale.

Lake, no, not the whole thing. The figurine is posing in a cave-like corner of my garden, graciously permitting her photo to be taken.

Catherine, I'm happy you love the photo. The edith is, or is not, in the eye of the beholder: look at the posture, the poise.

Seth once more . . . Aye, the surprise-map! it really took me places before I regained some (common) sense of orientation there.

Thanks, everyone! (oy, this is fun!)

Jane
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