|PAISLEY'S FORM AS A SYMBOL FOR WACKY WEATHER|
The viewer can feel the power of nature in this graphic from The Leonard A. Lauder's Collection as shown in 2011, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It somehow seems appropriate to show this wonderful wave in this season of wacky weather.
Artists have long been inspired to use paisley-like shapes for droplets of water or giant waves, tree leaves or huge trees, sparks of fire or tongues of fire over the heads of Biblical apostles, a single puff of air or a wind storm.
Many postcards from the Boston exhibit are still online for your enjoyment. Mr. Lauder, chairman emeritus of the Estèe Lauder Companies Inc., has promised this collection of 450 cards to the museum. By the way, the lower-left box was neatly designed for the card's address, leaving the entire back for the message.