#208 symbolic sixes

208/365 symbolic sixes, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

My eyes were looking for sixes for the Daily Shoot today, and also noticed this ceramic plate, a gift from Sicily.

Today’s theme is the number 6. Make a photograph of the number six, six objects, or express six in an alternate way.

Cracked in transport, but luckily glued back together,  it has now brightened the wall of our terrasse for years.

According to some ideas about the symbolism of numbers, six represents equilibrum, harmony and balance. Maybe the artist was looking for this balance by painting six pairs of lemons circling the edge of the plate, and a round flower with several layers of six petals in the middle ot it. When you look closely, even some of black lines around the lemons ressemble the form of number six – continuous curves, without any straight lines or angles, although I’m sure this is purely coincidental. I must say, in my eyes, the various six elements on the plate form a very pleasing whole.

1 Response to “#208 symbolic sixes”

  1. July 29, 2010 at 00:57

    Such a pretty plate! Glad it was able to be repaired!

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