Special Smell, Bud and Frances Bruno Catalano

21 Feb

There is a mass of laundry after a family visit and today I got round to the children’s duvet covers which smell of of the Little Live-wires – so lovely and heart touching.

There are some beautiful Crocus buds in the garden though most are suffering with the wind and the rain. I love how the raindrops are clinging to the sides.

Crocus bud

Crocus bud

A friend showed me this sculpture the other day. It is by Frances Bruno Catalano and I find it incredibly moving. It is on the waterfront in Marseilles and symbolises the vacuum created by being forced to leave your land, your life, your people… for any reason.

Sculpture by Frances Bruno Catalano

Les Voyageurs by Frances Bruno Catalano


Posted by on February 21, 2016 in Beauty, garden, nature, Photography, sculpture


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8 responses to “Special Smell, Bud and Frances Bruno Catalano

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    February 23, 2016 at 6:56 am

    to never have to leave my country…this statue has my mind thinking of all who did…lovely but, so sad!…

  2. Irene

    February 23, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Nice composition! 🙂

  3. Jean Reinhardt

    February 22, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Lovely images, that sculpture brought tears to my eyes. We emigrated for almost eight years and I only got back home about four times in that period. I was very homesick but we had to go to get work – a typical Irish problem that’s been around for hundreds of years, even before the recession kicked in. I was especially touched by the shoe sticking to the clay, so symbolic.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 22, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you for your comment. The more you look the more you see and I had not seen the shoe so reluctant to leave the mud. I had concentrated on his expression, his emptiness and his single suitcase and thought of today’s refugees. I am researching the lives of Cornish miners at the moment , especially the diaspora. Thousands upon thousands left Cornwall to take their hard rock skills all over the world and must indeed have been homesick as you were, as any of us are for ‘home’.
      Thank you again for taking the time to comment so fully. 🙂

      • Jean Reinhardt

        February 22, 2016 at 12:26 pm

        All the very best with your research, it was so much more final in the past when you said goodbye to a loved one. Air travel has made the world a much smaller place.

  4. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    February 22, 2016 at 3:07 am

    The sculpture piece is really amazing, it really starts your mind to thinking.

  5. grandfathersky

    February 22, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Wow, an artist can really reach the heart !


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