A Whole Lot of Mongolian Hats: September 24
- Hey, what's going on?
- The infant hat fits! And the teething baby wears a bib.
- The golden infant.
- Hi, Grandma!
- A miracle - no red eye!
displays a blue-green-purple Mongolian-inspired hat. Mom and I
visited the hat-artist and her husband on their 25-acre spot of land
in Oxford. They are constructing and living in a geodesic dome of
sorts. They are planning the Beaver Palace, a large structure topped
with many swirling onion domes, and resting on elaborate pedastals
that look carved, but which have been poured into a mold. They do
have beavers lazily working on a beaver pond, on their stream.
- The dusky green fringe makes a statement.
- A gorgeous lush dark brown suede hat.
- A proliferation of hats!
- Faux fur is where it's at.
- The brim model.
- The folds of cloth evolve into hats.
- If Angelique did a show in northern California, her hats would move fast.
- A suede and faux fur model, suitable for Siberian winters. Or upstate New York winters.
- A veritable crown.
- Closeup of the crown.
- Angelique is partial to the faux fur vest.
- The artist and some of the tools of her trade.
- Mongolian Marianne.
- Mom bought Marianne this hat for her 44th birthday. Angelique added nice ear flaps, and then mailed it out to California in a hat box.
- The table built by David (or by David and Angelique) is not REALLY for sale. There is a nominal price of $10,000. The top took lots of sanding. The pedastal is a miracle of casting. Purple asters are in bloom all over.
- The shiny fins on the geodesic dome are flattened beer cans (mostly. Some soda.) David is from the UK. The roof is made of former tires.
- Angelique and David next to the beautiful doors.
- I knew the sun would do that, but I wanted to try to photograph the wall of flattened cans.
- Lara has been in charge of things while we were absent from the cottage.
- Lara translates.
- Now it's Grandma's turn to listen and translate.
Last modified: October 2, 2004