I've always felt a connection to Jim Dine's Ten Winter Tools, a series of lithographs from 1973. The combination of gesture and rendering make for romanticized images of ordinary tools and an aesthetic that I love. I read somewhere that the series was a reference to home, to family, to his father. I too feel an emotional connection to the mundane and feel compelled to adopt many a tool in my vintage hunting.
This post is dedicated to scissors and the inklings of a new collection.
A few pics of Dine's beautiful "Ten Winter Tools", 1973.
the burgeoning collection
a pair of 'a pair of scissors'
Well loved and in my favorite color way.
Again, all things turquoise come home with me.
Teeny tiny... for thread no doubt
These were a splurge. I usually pass on the fancier, pricier pairs and stick to the utilitarian, but I had to have these. Small, delicate and sharp like a weapon. I love the contrast.