Barbara’s other entry into our Found Objects Found Art contest…
Our entry is a simple pair of everyday appliances, a Waring Blendor and an ice crusher. My husband has always had a fascination with space travel, rockets, and outer space. I guess that’s a by-product of being born mid-sixties and being young when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. When we stumbled across these items , he was immediately drawn to them because of their rocket-like shape and line. Although each was made at a time when man only dreamed about reaching into space, and it would be years before that became a reality, isn’t it funny that he would design everyday items that reflected that dream…that dream of reaching into outer space, going to other planets. With the technology that we have today, we take much for granted. But, back in those days, even looking at these everyday appliances kept that dream alive.
These items not only stirred the imaginations of those who used them about space travel, but still today, capture our imagination as we wonder what it was like to live in that pre-space flight era.