Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thews


The patterns made by rivulets of water over sand are some of my favourite things at the seaside.  Sometimes they look like trees, or cloud shapes, or even twisted bits of cloth, but often they remind me of anatomical drawings, or the limbs of the figures in some of William Blake's paintings.

Thews, I think they're called...







12 comments:

Dale said...

Thews, indeed. :-)

marja-leena said...

My favourites too, and now a new word for them....thews, yes!

HLiza said...

I learned a new word today..thews..and your pic made them really look artistic!

Rouchswalwe said...

I am enthused by these views of thews!

Zhoen said...

I love to learn new words. And for something so lovely.

Dave said...

Very cool.

zephyr said...

Thank you SO MUCH for giving me a name for these.

Fire Bird said...

they are so reminiscent of Blake it's uncanny...

Jean said...

very beautiful, and a new word to me too!

Plutarch said...

Odd how some of those abstract shapes form themselves into expressions, sometimes animal sometimes,human. Photo number 2 is overwhelming and quite scary.

Barrett Bonden said...

Do they ever come separated from sinews? Perhaps a pronunciation of that word by someone with a very bad lisp.

HKatz said...

Like others I didn't know about this use of the word thews. And the photos are amazing - they look like a mix of photography, paints and drawing.