Monday, April 2, 2012

Mahem At 8th And Chestnut

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Mayhem At 8th And Chestnut

Citygarden has two versions of the Pinocchio story. Jim Dine's, seen yesterday, is modeled on the Disney character and then, um, embellished. Tom Otterness' view focuses on Gepetto, the puppet maker who gives life to the toy. But that which giveth also taketh away. I've never been able to figure whether this work depicts creation or destruction. Maybe that's where the art lies.

It's supposed to be 92 F. / 33 C. today. To put it in context, here's a picture of the same statue I took right at a year ago:

Kindly Geppetto - Spring Snow

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Crazy weather. 33° is over the top...

Olivier said...

encore une magnifique oeuvre de Tom Otterness, qui est un de mes artistes préférés. je trouve tres reussie la deuxième photo en b&w

Nathalie said...

Love the second photo - is snow "normal" in April ? I'm sure 33°C isn't.

Chandler Branch said...

Great snapshot of our unseasonably warm weather.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

The weather is strange this year, indeed. I'm praying it won't be a looong, scorching HOT summer, though! =0

Bibi said...

Mother Nature is a fickle dame. I love these statues, no matter what the weather.

Steffe said...

33C. We are expecting snow any hour now...

TEW said...

Love the the luminosity of the subject. Almost looks like something out of movie.
TEW