Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ghost Town

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There are trails through the hilly woods at Laumeier with surprises around many turns. This one stopped me for a while. Where is everyone? Why are so many windows and doors missing? Was there a sudden environmental disaster? 

Contemporary sculpture raises lots of problems of interpretation. According to the sculptor, Tea Mäkipää (yeah, me neither), The Dogs of USA from Not Without My Dog isn't about human spaces and habitations. It's about dogs, sort of. See the placard in the last picture. You would never guess if you hadn't read it. If nothing else, it is an argument for complete subjectivity.     

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7 comments:

Bibi said...

Hmm...don't quite get the scale here; sign says dogs are free to enter. I would think they'd be more likely to do something else on the style of their choice, but not necessarily with 'care and respect'!

Luis Gomez said...

Great post,Bob.

Birdman said...

Ever stopped by at one of those 'fairy worlds'? I have more questions for those kids than here. hahahahaha

Norma Beishir said...

Cool doghouses!

My dad used to build elaborate bird houses. We had bird hotels, bird condos...you name it, if Dad hadn't already made one, he'd start drawing up plans for one!

William Kendall said...

Walking among those I'd feel a bit like Godzilla.

Jack said...

Sorry, Bob. This is a bit too precious for me.

Olivier said...

tres originale cette ville fantome