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It’s just a chair

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Chair in Customs House, South Shields

Customs House, South Shields

So, it’s just a chair, but like most things in an arts centre there must be more to it than that. The Customs House is a very old building in South Shields which has played a major role in our maritime past, but now it is an arts centre with cinema, drama, workshops, and art galleries.

The chair has shape and form and colour, as well as function. It sits silently next to a plain wall with an ability to absorb and reflect light, it casts shadows, light and dark as though it reflects mood, it waits in it’s place with serene patience, waiting to accept and distribute the weary load of it’s user. Right now it’s at peace with itself surround by quiet calming hues of blue, white, and cream, a very lethargic combination, perfect Zen.

Is it an art exhibit or purely a functional piece of furniture?

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 35mm lens, 1/200 second, f8.0, iso 200.



Written by curly

February 23, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. Great shot – minimalist, great form and colour!!!


    February 23, 2008 at 3:12 am

  2. Nice, simple photo. The area in and around the Customs House is great for taking pictures. Seeing your photos has inspired me to plan a Sunday outing to the riverside myself!


    February 23, 2008 at 4:57 pm

  3. What is it about the humble chair that fascinates? Van Gogh and Gauguin among, I’m sure, umpteen others, were unable to resist their appeal. Try it with any schoolchild, particularly with charcoal, and the subject enthralls.Is it the comfort zone?


    March 3, 2008 at 10:56 pm

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