|Scarf box and new knot cards set #5|
|A sneaky glimpse|
|Fish and sea life.|
|De La Mer Au Ciel - Of the Sea and Sky|
|The epicentre of the design.|
|A beautiful Fulmar along the Causeway cliffs|
|The stylish Children of Lir swans|
|One of the many birds featured on the scarf design.|
|Seaweed at Ballintoy|
|Sea vegetation and a star fish|
|By Toutsy (Laurence Bourthoumieux).|
|The little green fish on the Causeway|
|And here more fish in the design.|
|The colourful seaweeds on the Causeway....|
|and picked out again in the scarf|
|Full view of the design.|
|I like the circle of fish and how it morphs |
into birds and the clever way the waves
are done so it looks like you are peering
into the depths of the sea in the bottom
diagonal of the scarf and then you
have the sky above.
|Folded on one diagonal gives one look...a |
bit plainer here....
|...and the other diagonal another - busier here.|
The Hermes website has this background information on the design by Laurence Bourthoumieux:-
Fish, like sea-butterflies, metamorphose to greet the sky.' With these words, Laurence Bourthoumieux describes her teeming, rippling composition of harmonious curves, their meandering forms evoking the ocean depths, and skies full of birds and butterflies. The design is – quite literally – a picture of metamorphosis in action, a vision of a world floating and flying free of gravity itself; a fluid, dreamlike world where shapes, colours and light are transformed from one moment to the next. Centuries ago, the sky was sometimes thought to be composed of the same elements as the sea. And in ancient Greece, fish were among the attributes of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, born – like this silken bestiary – of the ocean spray.
Next time I will post photos of my scarf in action.