Friday, February 19, 2016

Great shapes

There's something about oil cans that's appealing.

They imply people working, doing things, fixing things, keeping things running.

They usually have a very cool patina, a surface texture that comes from years of use, of having things spilled on them, dust collecting on them.

And then there's the shape. Ahh! Solid, sturdy bases, delicate spires rising up. What a great look.

They leak, though, if you put them on their side. As I discovered when I unpacked my box of them here. No matter. Get a rag, wipe 'em down, and they're just like new. Or old. Or whatever.

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