(can anyone set me straight on the plural of 'motif'?)
Anyway- some motifs /emblems etc are difficult- too many associations,
some are irredemable.
(is that a word? my spell check doesn't like it)
So, Im going to present a series of Difficult Motifs.
If you can pull off a spiral,
-a non-ironic, non-cynical one-
well, you've really got some élan, some éclat, some chutzpah.
1. roman? bronze
2.Calder. the model is great. Are the earrings good? Im not sure.
They are gutsy, and playful, yes- but maybe too much? please opine.
3. Jensen. Scando-folk vibe. Note reluctance to just have a spiral alone;
evidently it was felt that balls were needed.
4. (?) ancient... dynamic line is effective, (thick to thin) and the
square profile too. as I understand it, ancient wire was not extruded
through steel drawplates as it is today, but chiselled out of sheet as a
strip that was then rolled between stone plates to round. This might
explain the square profile? but then, it looks so laterally neat, extrudey.