Posts Tagged ‘numbers

27
Jul
10

#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.

13
Feb
10

#044 odd one out

044/365 odd one out, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Today was filled with numbers. Lots of grading to do, so I spent most of the day with the pocket calculator in my hand adding points and working out percentages. Even the Daily Shoot assignment contained numbers:

Odd or even: Compose an image with an odd or even number of subjects today, and make a photo.

For some reason, this made me think of ‘the odd one out’. That’s why, this children’s trolley caught my eye in the local supermarket, while I was having a short break from grading to do some shopping.

Although ‘odd one out’ usually has a negative connotation – something that doesn’t belong – this trolley must have a very positive use for any family with children. What’s more, it offers a nice splash of colour in the blue and metal conformity.

How could we help our students develop a positive mindset about the odd ones out at our schools? They are too easily just marginalized.




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