Monday, July 30, 2012

Singing Bowl/Our World

Reflection in Singing Bowl, Alton Mills Art Centre

Representing the heavenly body Venus, this bowl my Marlene Hilton Moore is said to have been spun from a single sheet of sacred bronze metal.

The bowl does not actually sing, but represents the meditative aspect of traditional singing bowls. The artist believes the size amplifies that connection without shouting, and the colour (golden yellow) carries the promise of enlightenment and happiness.

Another view of the reflection

 Brown on the outside surface represents earth, which connects the meditative moment to all things natural.

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

37 comments:

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

How beautiful and fascinating information to accompany your compositions.

Denise said...

I've never heard of singing bowls. So interesting to find out about this.

Roan said...

Interesting post. The reflection in the bowl is beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Very informative, would love to hear it sing. Lovely reflection.

Pam :) said...

I love what it represents in such a beautiful way.
Thanks for sharing this lovely part of your world, CC.

aka Penelope said...

That IS special being able to see the reflection in the bowl. The bowl has such a glow that you would think there was water in it. And it does have a sort of singing/ringing aura about it.

Amish Stories said...

So much character in those colors, is that a copper bowl? Richard from Amish Stories

Jill said...

Absolutely stunning and so interesting!

Paul in Powell River said...

Truthfully I've never heard of Marlene Hilton Moore and there doesn't seem to be much info available on her, at least not a quick search. I'll have to try again when I have more time.

see you there! said...

What a beautiful bowl - even if it doesn't sing. I've seen/heard a few singing bowls and think they are wonderful.

Darla

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful craftsmanship!

Birdman said...

I'm hearing steel drums right now. Gotta get me a rum runner.

RedPat said...

I've never heard of these either!

LONDONLULU said...

Wow that is beautiful - it "sings" in a non-vocal way. Love how you captured it inside and out!

Lowell said...

Gorgeous craftsmanship. I've not heard of a singing bowl, but it probably sounds better than my singing!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

It's beautiful. I've never heard of singing bowls. I love the reflections inside.

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, that's gorgeous!

cieldequimper said...

That's brilliant but it isn't Friday! :-)

Gary said...

Interesting!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful and fascinating and your captures are awesome! What a great look at all of our worlds in one place!

Michelle said...

What a stunning object!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Gorgeous photos of a beautiful creation~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

eileeninmd said...

What an interesting and pretty bowl. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.

Meoww said...

Very interesting stuff! And pretty bowl too :)

Daniel LaFrance said...

You did a wonderfully in capturing its essence and beauty.

Jenn Jilks said...

I've seen bowls, where, if you run your finger around the rim it does sing!
These are wonderful!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Susan said...

So beautiful, I love the reflections in it. Wonderful!

Mama Zen said...

How lovely!

Randy said...

Wow you could probably fit 10 of mine in that one.

Randi said...

Such a beautiful bowl. I wish I could hear it singing!!!

Andy said...

A nice variation on a reflection shot.

Rose said...

It is beautiful!

Matkatar said...

Nice, I like it!

Luna Miranda said...

this is fascinating! i remember a "singing" clay jar that my grandmother used to age coconut vinegar in.:p

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kaye said...

that is so beautiful.

Carver said...

That's an amazing bowl. I also love the bubbles in the shot before this one. I still blow bubbles even though my child is an adult and lives too far away to blow bubbles with me.

Black Jack's Carol said...

The silky smooth reflection feels touchable. What a beautiful subject for your post.

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