Twelfth day of Christmas

Reposting one of my favorite photographs. I don’t do this with my own work very often, but something about the colors and composition of this photograph are always fascinating to me.



About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

3 Responses to Twelfth day of Christmas

  1. curtisneeley says:

    The ability to view indecent visual art or choose not to view indecent visual art is the temptation now offered by the 16-year-old cultural error of United States’ Supreme Court during the last millennium. This was before simultaneous wire and radio communications became pervasive with the “smart-phones, iPhones, Android, and etc” of today.

    The United States currently leaves pervasive distant communications utterly unregulated. This dangerous temptation to choose is so completely wrong and counter to law it remains. This unmitigated temptation results in billions-of-dollars in ill-gotten profits and great loss of life and loss of happiness in life.

    The law forbidding unregulated interstate and world-wide communications used in commerce within the United States was passed before nuclear bombs existed. The 16-year-old cultural error of the United States’ Supreme Court was written by the seventy-seven year old justice who grew up without smart-phones, iPhones, Android, and etc. John Paul Stevens grew up without internet wire communications. This Supreme Court Justice, in fact, grew up before nuclear bombs were invented. Justice Stevens was eighteen years younger when helping decide in FCC v Pacifica as seen in the following two paragraphs updated for the pervasive wire communications of today.

    The Court recognized the right to “adopt more stringent controls on communicative materials available to youths than on those available to adults.” Erznoznik v. Jacksonville. This came from the fact that “a child . . . is not possessed of that full capacity for individual choice which is the presupposition of First Amendment guarantees.”

    Children may not be able to protect themselves from speech or visual art which, although shocking to many adults, generally may be avoided by the exercise of choice in a “search”. such speech or visual art may have a deeper and more lasting negative effect on a child than on an adult.

    Society may and must now prevent the general dissemination by pervasive wire and radio communications of indecent speech and visual art to children. This censure leaves parents the decision about what speech and visual art their children shall hear and repeat. Constitutional interpretation recognizes parents’ claim to authority in their own home to direct rearing of children is basic in the structure of our society. It is cardinal that the custody, care and nurture of the child reside first in the parents, whose primary function and freedom include preparation for obligations the state can neither supply nor hinder.

    The [sic] “Internet” can be used for Christ nut before it does this consistently the interconnected network of computers must obey the rules of law.

  2. Julie says:

    and ICE! ice is nice. (it was windy at the lake yesterday; today i got a nice shot of some of the buildup… will post on tumblr/fb)

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