Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Tortle Theorem

We just finished working on a clock for a group gallery show . We are doing it based on The Tortoise and The Hare. In my mind, I was thinking that tortles had antennae, and SHE said they didn’t.
So, I drew a snail instead (with antennae) and thought we could do THAT.
I was really feeling attached to the idea of antennae.
SHE said no. She said the story wasn’t about the Snail and the Hare.
Why not? Snails and tortles are both slow.
She told me to stop staying Tortle. She pointed out that there was no such thing as a tortle.
WHAT? Well, what would happen if a turtle went on a date with a Tortoise? What then?
SHE said, that if a turtle and a tortoise went on a date, they would take one look at each other, realize that it could never work between them, and go their separate ways.
HA! What if they went on a BLIND date?
After a few rather tense moments (I could see the wheels turning - she couldn’t really dispute my tortle theorem) I gave in.
The Tortoise and the Hare it is.
At least I won the argument about not having numbers on the clock. I don’t know how it works, or what time it is, but it looks nice.
Photo: CLOCK The Tortoise and the Hare by Cara and Pam
Hand-carved wood/mixed media/acrylic

1 comment:

LoriW said...


Glad to hear you each won an argument. All's fair in love and craft.