Saturday, March 22, 2008

Photo Hunt #4: Metal

I normally make a draft of my photo hunt entries ahead of time or at least be sure they're ready first thing Saturday morning. But I'm running late again because, being Catholic, I took a two day hiatus from blogging and bloghopping in observance of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. :) Anyway, I hope to catch up with the other photo hunters. :)

This week's theme is "metal" and I just had to participate because metal is one of my favorite materials. No, not because I love gold and silver, well, ok, I do, but the main reason really is that my family is in the business of exporting sculptures...made of metal. ;) And when hubby, my daughter and I moved to the US almost a year ago, I made sure I brought a few art pieces that were made from our factory. Here are photos of two of them taken in December last year.

Displayed prominently in front of our fireplace are sculptures of a horse and an elephant, both made from scrap metal. And by scrap metal, I mean metal that was previously used as material for refrigeratora, washing machines, air ducts, cars, etc. ;)

I love this elephant sculpture because it's my own design. But I didn't weld it together! Hahaha! In feng shui, the elephant represents "descendant luck". And for that reason alone, I had to bring this elephant with me if only to be sure that my daughter will have plenty of luck. :D Hush, non-believers of feng shui! I'm simply trying to make sure all my bases are covered. ;)

Another popular figure which represent luck is the horse. This is one of our older designs, very intricate and labor intensive. We have since come up with horses which are a lot simpler and easier to do.

Here's a pic of the same horse at a different angle. I'm sure santa didn't mind taking an alternative ride last Christmas. :D

I have another photo hunt entry here. Do check out photos by other photo hunters here.


Flo said...

Wow, those sculptures are beautiful. I love the elephant. And I agree, cover all your bases just in case :)
Mine's up over at Flo's Place

Jenty said...

I love the elephant! Very clever.
Have a wonderful Easter

Sarge Charlie said...

those are some excellent items, very nice. my original photo post had some old farming iron and other farmhouse items, I added a second entry because of something I saw while visiting other photo hunts, please stop by both, happy easter

denz said...

Wow! what a lovely picture for this week theme, just keep it up and enjoy what you are doing!

Check mine also in HERE!!!

Happy Easter!

Pinky said...

Hi Weng! I also loove your metal products - in fact, I made it a point to bring the "tree with people climbing on it" candle holder Tita Emy gave us for Christmas some years back... It's just so unique and well-made that many of our friends also can't help but notice how nice it is :) I know... Topmark is the best! (How's that for a shameless plug?) ;)

As for the elephants, I've always collected them too especially the green celadon kinds as they supposedly bring good luck. Thanks for letting me know which kind of luck I'll make sure I get more of therm (hehehe!) :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are lovely metal pieces. I love the elephant and the reindeer.