Everyday Items: Spoons, Forks and Knives

Going through my photos of a reconstruction of an 1864 village in Denmark I found beauty in the small everyday details.

This rack of old spoons and plates, probably pewter from their soft lustre, captures me every time I look at it.
A rack of old spoons in the recreation of an 1864 dining room

I decided my everyday items should be cutlery but when I looked through my photos I found that I only took pictures if the cutlery was doing something other than being cutlery.

‘Playing the spoons’ in an Irish band at a food Fair in Belfast, Ireland. 
Belfast Food Fair Irish MusiciansA bird made of white plastic forks in the Emily Carr School of Art in Vancouver, Canada. 
A bird made of white plastic forks in the Emily Carr School of Art in Vancouver, CanadaA Christ made up of forks and spoons in a Cholula diner, Mexico. A cross made up of forks and spoons in a Cholula diner, MexicoA decorative window grille made up of welded forks, knives and spoons at a shop in Vancouver, Canada.A decorative window grille made up of welded forks, knives and spoons at a shop in Vancouver, CanadaA macrame hanging and a fork & spoon mobile at Sooke Harbour House in Sooke on Vancouver Island, Canada.A macrame hanging and a fork & spoon mobile at Sooke Harbour House in Sooke on Vancouver Island, CanadaAn unusual spoon holder in Mexico. Art with spoons in Puebla, MexicoA figure with spoons for ribs in the Portland Art Museum, USA.A figure with spoons for ribs in the Portland Art Museum, USAGlass knives casting wicked shadows over images of little girls projected on the floor. (Portland Art Glass Museum, USA.)Glass knives in Portland Art Glass Museum, USAMore of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Everyday Objects.

and since these everyday items are used in anything but everyday ways it also fits last week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Creativity.

8 responses to “Everyday Items: Spoons, Forks and Knives

  1. Pingback: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #112 – Pick a Word… | Leya·

  2. I’m going to echo what Tina wrote, Elizabeth. Your collection is unique and so creative! I love that you focused on ordinary utensils and showed how artists were inspired by them. Wonderful post!

  3. Wow, really interesting Elizabeth. The bird made of plastic is pretty amazing and I too love the look of the pewter cutlery. My uncle plays the spoons – such a weird talent!!!

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