Janet Woodcock Photography

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Tools of domestic life give way to the fashion of the times
The rug beater becomes the electrolux, the mixmaster bows to the cuisinart
But while these tools of another era have lost their utilitarian value, they have gained another power
Their fragile beauty connects us to a previous time, to memories of shared kinship
For who hasn't said - my grandmother had one of those
                                           my great aunt taught me with that
                                           I helped my grandfather use one
These sentiments keep us connected
They serve to remind us that we are part of what went before
And that thread is strong
In this spirit, I honor these relics of the nest in all their beauty, fragility, and memory evoking form