Finding subtle beauty in winter


March 03, 2002|By Julie Klavens | Julie Klavens,Sun Staff

Because our temperate climate seldom provides more than one significant snowfall per year (and sometimes not even that), winters in this region pose an aesthetic challenge: With no poetic blanketing of snow to soften the pared-down landscape, one must work harder to find the beauty in one's surroundings -- which can appear quite dreary, even bleak, by the time February draws to its close.

But this season provides unique opportunities to study texture, contour and discreet gradations of color, to appreciate a subtler and stark beauty.

We offer a handful of inventive pieces from artists and designers who have tapped in to this quieter, restful source of inspiration.

Home Front welcomes interesting home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Liz Atwood, Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, or fax to 410-783-2519. Information must be received at least four weeks in advance to be considered.

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