Sunday, October 28, 2012
The wood is somewhat mismatched, although one end looks almost like oak. It is very coarsely grained, and the whole piece looks rather crude and rough and almost home made. Perhaps that is why I have never seen another like it. Or, perhaps it was always such a cheap piece that others simply threw theirs out when they could afford better - when they grew rich..
But the hinges - there are four of them, are quite beautiful. Over the years this has become one of my favourite pieces.
Simple and unpretentious. Both ordinary and beautiful.
In this it reminds me of the youtube flash operas in malls and supermarkets. No stage to separate, no fabulous costumes, just very ordinary people with an astonishing streak of beauty in their voices.
This flash performance is actually an advertisement, so it is better produced than most. If you have the few minutes to watch it, I feel sure that you will enjoy it.