For centuries, good sailors have taken care to stow their gear (especially ropes and chains) in ways that are efficiently safe and useful, yet artful. Sometimes this reminds us of the Art of Assemblage.
In Assemblage, among other things, three dimensional objects not originally intended as art materials are collected together in a way that creates a symbolic meaning or spirit that is important (at least to the artist).
The images here, taken last week, seem to us to show instinctive Assemblages. They show a collection of boat mooring gear stowed near Great Cove on the WoodenBoat Campus; but, to us, they predict summer joy. (Brooklin, Maine) (Click images to enlarge them.)