Blacksmith demonstration

I love the tension between violence and artful precision in this photo — and the way that the rod (chisel?) sits nestled in the center of the center of the scroll. And, of course, the more general idea of making life’s necessary boundaries a bit more thoughtful, more graceful.

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Master blacksmith, 2001 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington, D.C., by David Dorwin, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage :: via flickr/The Commons

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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