Sunday, June 17, 2007

Viking Ship

Viking Ship
Originally uploaded by notionnanny
This is one of Diane Winters's tile designs. The theme of viking ships was prevalent among many of the original Arts and Crafts Movement tile makers. I find this idea intriguing, since most of the motifs from this era depict floral imagery and plantlife. Diane said that the viking ship was emblematic of makers' desires for escape, which manifested in exotic fantasies of the past and of far off places.


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