Happy Couple – Theme Week: Oddities (8/8)

Happy Couple

I know, I know. A week has 7 days. I had so many pictures that fit this theme, I thought I would add on a bonus day.

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is an interesting place, a creative place, an odd place. Everywhere you look, there are bottles, figures, pieces of glass. It is a lot to take in, but after a few minutes you start noticing the details. And there are some interesting details. This couple was sitting happily on top of a lump of clay. I think it stuck out because I took this in November 2012, a few days after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. After the TV blaring doom and gloom for days, and seeing the destruction on the Jersey Shore, it was nice to see this blissful couple. Sitting where they always sit. Oblivious to everything. Or perhaps they just don’t care?

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Stone Face – Theme Week: Oddities (6/8)

Stone Face

This sculpture is located outside of the American Visionary Art Museum. The museum is a quirky, creative, odd, fun space in Baltimore exhibiting untrained artists. I try to find interesting places to go every time I visit. So on a recent visit we spent a very nice day at the museum. I think we were all impressed with the museum.

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Waterfall in the City – Theme Week: Oddities (5/8)

Waterfall in the City

Waterfalls in the city? How odd!

I was very excited to be in New York City during the time of the New York City Waterfalls art exhibit. The exhibit brought together two of my favorite things to photograph – New York and waterfalls. The waterfalls were created by artist Olafur Eliasson and were installed between June and October 2008. I thought they were quite a stunning installation. Moving water and waterfalls are beautiful and unexpected in a city, especially under the Brooklyn Bridge (which was my favorite).

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Time Suspended – Theme Week: Oddities (4/8)

Time Suspended

One of my first words was “clock”. Big clocks have always fascinated me since I was very little. A very early memory I have is my great-grandmother talking to me about her grandfather clock. Dali’s paintings with the melting clocks in them (Like the Persistence of Memory) also appealed to me – an interesting way to make a statement about time. I find myself looking at large clock and photographing them. I like the surreal nature of this picture. A clock suspended in the sky is unsettling.

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Confused Footprints – Theme Week: Oddities (3/8)

Confused Footprints

There is something about the physical representation of the smallest unit of a journey that speaks to me. These confused footprints were painted on the sidewalk in Graz, Austria. I found it odd that they didn’t lead anywhere. Footprints leading nowhere unsettled me, which was probably the artists content. I can’t decide if this represents a single person walking erratically or if it represents three people standing facing each other for some reason. These footprints really caught my attention.

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