A SENSE OF COLOR • 02

A SENSE OF COLOR • 02

BRASS

For this second mood board, I choose brass, marble and the color black, that have a timeless appeal on their own. Combined together, they evoke luxury and elegance in a refined way.

‘Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea’
– (Sonnet 65) – William Shakespeare.

Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
But sad mortality o’er-sways their power,
How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,
Whose action is no stronger than a flower?
O, how shall summer’s honey breath hold out
Against the wrackful siege of batt’ring days,
When rocks impregnable are not so stout,
Nor gates of steel so strong, but time decays?
O fearful meditation! where, alack,
Shall time’s best jewel from time’s chest lie hid?
Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back?
Or who his spoil of beauty can forbid?
O, none, unless this miracle have might,
That in black ink my love may still shine bright.

-William Shakespeare.

compassisland-journal-senseofcolor02

3
Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved. Design & Coding by Compass Island.