To inadvertently cross knives at the table is to invite crosses and misfortune, from which we may presume that the mere mechanical position of the cutlery was either suggestive of Calvary, or symbolised troubles and crosses to come. How fervently did our forefathers seek for types of the divine in the human, and of the moral in the material! It is said that quarrels will come if the knives are not uncrossed! However, the old wives version of this superstition worsens it by station that not only MUST the knives be uncrossed immediately, they cannot be uncrossed by the person who crossed them or it will worsen the effects.
Guess I should have put this up here:
they're crossed at different levels (there's actually a piece of cat food between them to rock one forward and make it jump farther down without appearing too flat)
that's fabric underneath made of a glistening silk that's flecked with gold
there's a 500 watt industrial light in the front diffused through a double layer of bed sheets (I'm exploring ghetto lighting challenges)
and a white piece of cardboard reflecting from the side.
I believe that's everything.
Oh.. small note, to do this by myself I had to kneel on a hardwood diningroom table for over an hour of shooting. I suffer for my art
Photography isn't for the rich, it's for the imaginative.