I do think the connection between vase painting and architectural ornament is worth pursuing. But we have a race to run, so let’s move on.
Like many other elements in classical design, what appears to be a simple formulaic device turns out to be capable of much variety. So I started out by reviewing the versions in my archive. The differences may be quite subtle, but when you look carefully, almost every example takes a slightly different approach.
During my third pumpkin adventure I veered off into the animal kingdom, feeling that I had already “done vegetables “. Along the way I developed a family that I called “the universal egg “