Sunday, October 04, 2009

Short Pump & Richmond, Virginia

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Cambridge Church

It is communion Sunday at Cambridge church and the bread passes from hand to hand.

University of Richmond

At the University of Richmond's annual Arts Around the Lake, potter Rebecca Lynch offers Ukrainian eggs. Called Pysanky — meaning "egg writing" — each is hand decorated, some with Christian symbols, others with Tripyllian designs derived from and named for the pottery shards of an ancient culture which inhabited Ukraine as early as 5,400 B.C. There are also some 21st Century Halloween eggs in the mix.

Short Pump
Copperas Creek

I selected one with a Tripyllian design symbolizing a bear claw. Lynch fell in love with these eggs when visiting her Russian grandmother as a child. She "writes" the designs on the eggs in layers with beeswax. They are dyed after each application until the design is complete. The wax is melted off and the eggs are emptied before being being varnished.
Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark II

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