When trying to figure out how to prop our lovely Tamara panel for it’s close-up, I turned to my friend and marketing director Christine Campbell as I oftentimes do and said “Hey, what should we use on the console by the sink in front of the Tamara wall?”. She said, “There are some fig leaves out back again…”
We love that fig tree growing behind New Ravenna, as evidenced by these photos I’ve taken in the past few years:
However, the significance of using FIG LEAVES as props in a BATHROOM didn’t dawn on me until recently. “Ha Ha, Christine suggested fig leaves!!!” I said to my boyfriend Dave, who is always the first to make or get a joke, “Isn’t that hysterical?!?”. Completely blank look. “Seriously, you don’t GET it?” I insisted. Apparently not. “Fig leaves, in a bathroom, where you take off your clothes….”. OHHHHH he groaned. I can’t help it, my sense of humor is not very evolved I guess.
He suggested that if we wanted to make the reference more obvious, we should stack fig leaves on top of each other, as if they were ready and waiting for their own Adam and Eve(s).
From a practical standpoint, I doubt this photo will sell more mosaics, but we certainly were entertained for the afternoon.
Exmore, Virginia, United States
New Ravenna Mosaics founder and Creative Director, Owner, Sara Baldwin Design, Bass guitar player, Envisioner, Appreciator of the Sublime and Ridiculous.