Sunday, September 27, 2015

Carpe Diem #828 Sculptor

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

As I started to create this episode I let my thoughts go a bit. I asked myself ... what does the sculptor mean to me? I first thought it's another name for our Creator, but at second thought I thought we are all our own sculptors. We all have shaped our life and our environment following our ideas and dreams. And after those thoughts I hoped to find that same idea in our constellation (a not so well known one) Sculptor.

I really hadn't heard about this constellation and several of the other constellations we have encountered already. So I am anxious to find/read more about this constellation. By the way ... did you know that our former queen, princess Beatrix is a sculptor herself? She is a really great artist and a lot of people don't know that I think.

Credits: Jantje Beton made by princess Beatrix
That was just a little side step ... so back to our constellation of today Sculptor. Let us take a closer look at this "unknown" constellation. And there is not a lot to find about this constellation, so this will be a short episode.

Sculptor is a faint constellation south of Cetus and Aquarius, invented by the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille during his mapping of the southern skies in 1751–52. His original name for it, given on his planisphere of 1756, was l’Atelier du Sculpteur, the sculptor’s studio. It consisted of a carved head on a tripod table, with the artist’s mallet and two chisels on a block of marble next to it. On Lacaille’s 1763 planisphere the title was Latinized to Apparatus Sculptoris. In 1844 the English astronomer John Herschel proposed shortening it to Sculptor.

sculpting a world
full of wonderful poetry
like bright stars

© Chèvrefeuille

Not a strong haiku I think, but in a way ... the deeper layer is the most important in this haiku. Isn't that what our goal is? To make a better world through poetry? If we can succeed in that ... I would be proud ....

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until September 30th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our new episode, Vulpecula (Fox), later on.


  1. Love your post today and thank you for sharing her sculpture. I love it!

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