Friday, 23 May 2014

casting shadows

shadow puppets


9 comments:

Yuko Jones said...

Do you keep them on your windows? Love the intricate details.

Gam Kau said...

Yuko - it's actually an interior kitchen door. I used to have them on the windows, but there would never be a shadow because of a lack of surface behind them.

Yuko Jones said...

what a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Are they Javanese? They're great. I've always loved shadow play, especially near the end of the day when the sun casts shadows from the dancing leaves on trees in our yard. It's so soothing to watch.

Gam Kau said...

Anon, they are from China. I used to have many more and then went through a big decluttering phase and donated the majority of them. I sort of wish I had them still, but at least I have these few and like you, I find shadows in the lengthening light very serene.

Frugal Scholar said...

My son brought a few of these back from China. We put them in a clear box frame--I'm going to show him your idea.

Gam Kau said...

FS - These puppets really are at their best when they can cast shadows; it's their true calling! :)

Shelley said...

Oh, I'm glad it's not just me that loves shadows! I'm potty about them - or at least people think I'm a bit nuts. When I lived in the States I always liked to have a bit of coloured glass in the window for the sun to shine through. Now I'm in the Uk just having the sun shine at all and cast a shadow is an excuse for a party! Lovely intricate shadows you have there - beautiful!

Gam Kau said...

Shelley - Oh, that's nice, someone else who appreciates shadows. I love dappled sunlight too. I've very aware of sunlight and the changes throughout the year - everything from soft autumnal light to the muted slate greys of winter are lovely to me.