This time featuring rusted perfection, and not completely natural either. Can man create perfection? In a bauble no less? How about a combination of man and nature?

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There are plenty of canyons near where I live, complete with walking trails and railway tracks. I came across this perfectly rusted bracelet in there somewhere and found it intriguing. What are the scenarios in which a piece of ordinary but dressy jewellery comes to lie at the bottom of a canyon, to be at the mercy of the elements, and to become such a strange amalgam of man-made and natural? Whatever the story, it’s a pretty neat object to my mind — made by humans, probably even mass-manufactured, but an object on which nature has had the ultimate say, creating something unique in the process.


(See previous posts Perfection, Perfection II and Perfection III. And while you are at it, you can see this too. All of these were about objects that are created with zero direct input from humans.)