A pictorial website promoting the beauty and collection of blue & white transfer-printed and cream-colored 19th Century feeders
An object in a museum case suffers the same de-natured existence as an animal in a zoo. In any museum the object dies - of soffocation and the public gaze - whereas private ownership confers on the owner the right and need to touch. As a young child will reach out to handle thing it names, the passionate collector, his eye in harmony with his hands, restores to the object the life-giving touch of its maker. - Bruce Chatwin, 1988
While collecting, I always thought about leaving something behind for those that followed.
Nothing big or fancy certainly, but something.
Starting out with the best of intentions, my enthusiasm for the project took an early hit upon realizing that my hopes of convincing others to contribute pictures of their collections as well for the website proved unsuccessful.
Despite the setback, I hope the pictures that I have posted on the website are enough to give one a sense of what's out there to look for, collect and appreciate.
Best - TheFeederGuy