Notice More : Pleasing Creases

It's curious how the mind can take something and run with it isn't it? There I was - gazing at the beautiful imperfections and tactile textures on our last post whilst my mind was busy deciding for me that creases are in fact - oh-so-beautiful-and-fascinating. 

I WONDER WHY? What is the appeal?

 Credit: Yasumi      Location: Roman Road, Bow, London

Credit: Yasumi      Location: Roman Road, Bow, London

 Credit: Yasumi       Location: Gospel Oak, London.

Credit: Yasumi       Location: Gospel Oak, London.

 Credit: Yasumi       Location: Roman Road, Bow, London 

Credit: Yasumi       Location: Roman Road, Bow, London 

Is it something to do with the shadows that gather within the folds of the fabric?

Perhaps it's to do with uncomfortable feeling I get when I see things left on a dirty floor, it's always followed with an urge to pick it up and fold it.

Yet in many instances these materials aren't on the floor. They appear at eye level or higher 

 Credit: Yasumi       Location: Hackney, London 

Credit: Yasumi       Location: Hackney, London 

 Credit: Yasumi       Location: Bow, London 

Credit: Yasumi       Location: Bow, London 

Perhaps, what I am really drawn to are the contrasts between the qualities of hardness and softness? Once we begin to notice the contrast, we isolate their qualities and our mind begins to really explore them.

We see soft towel, hard floor. We notice  their transformations, soft tarpaulin pulled taught to form a makeshift stiff wall. The soft tissue paper behind the hard glass plays with our perception of both. 

I wonder! There is more to a crease than I first thought!


A curious connection??

MOMA

Then I came across the artist Claes Oldenburg's Giant Soft Fan. 

Do you know it? Oldenburg rendered a familiar hard object in soft material so that it sags and droops, and he greatly inflated its size.