© 2014 Marica

Patchwork window

If only this window could talk I bet it would have quite some story to tell. It reminds me of a patchwork quilt.

I love everything about this window. The colours of the glass that will change according to the available light. The tinges of rust suggesting its age and connecting the window to the rusted roof below. The beautiful patterns on the glass creating texture and depth making me want to touch each piece of glass and feel the physical sensations of doing so. The cracks. The mismatched pieces of glass in some of the panels that look like they have been glued together.

This window stirs many questions within me. Why are three of the panes not patterned? Couldn’t they find an appropriate replacement or did they just use what was immediately available? What lies behind this window? How old is this building? What is its story?

If I didn’t look up as I was leaving another building in the area I would have missed this beautiful window that takes patchwork quilting to a new level. I see in front of me an urban artwork. Someone else will see an old window and run-down building that needs renovating or pulling down. Isn’t it fascinating how we all bring different perspectives to everything we encounter on a daily basis?

Manifesto
14. Every day the ordinary can be the extraordinary.
17. Every day look through a new lens.
30. Every day use all your senses. Touch. Smell. Taste. Hear. See.

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