Lynn of UnaOdd posted this photo of gourd tendrils, and I was happy to introduce her the wonderful word volute which happens to be one of my favorite forms. I first found the name for the swirls I gravitate toward in a book by Franklin Gottshall, Design for the Craftsman, and in my craft geekiness was giddy to know this shape has a name. It’s from the Latin voluta, meaning spiral scroll. I am enjoying Lynn’s Woodland Snail shell volutes now.
Not to mention the ironwork volutes I saw attached to Violin in the Sky, and the scroll that crowns the violin itself.
What are your favorite volutes?
More photos on my Volutes Pinterest Board.
Over at Stratoz: