What if the shape of a vessel plays a decisive role at the effect to ist contents?
I've been asking myself that question for quite some time. I feel more attracted to certain shapes of cups or bowls than to others. I don’t like edgy and angular shapes at all. I love bulbous vessels, with flowing shapes that flatter so beautifully in the hands.
Could it be possible that this feeling has an important and decisive backround?
I have always been very attracted to the nature and the original. Therefore I also orientate myself by her forms.
When I walk through forests, over meadows and mountains and observe where and in which way there‘s contact with water, how it flows and where it is stored, I see some similarities.
In the nature, structures that collect water are round, funnel-shaped or bellied, actually like our hands when we put them together to receive water. I see round washed stones or rock holes hollowed out by water. Have you ever looked at the shape of certain leaves or flowers which collect water after the rain?
The natural shapes also create turbulence when the water emerges from the "vessel" again. It makes the water come alive. And I‘ve often looked at forms, such as seed capsules, eggs, individual seeds, which protect and give life
Nature can‘t be wrong about what‘s good for her. She's perfectly we are a part of her.
If we reconnect with the nature, her forms, materials and structures, this has a very positive effect on our well-being and our mental and physical health. Especially at our daily food behavior.
Here are a few examples of vessels in natural forms, material and structure
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