Most Amazing Sculpture

This is the most amazing sculpture that I have ever seen.


Let me explain why?


It looks like a bust of a woman with a fine fabric lace veil over hear head and face.


But believe it or not, the veil is part of the sculpture.


And her eyes are just shadows of it. 


In other words, there is no veil or eyes. 


The museum tour guide pulled out a flashlight and pointed it and her eyes and they were gone. 


How any artist can have such a divine gift to make something like this is really beyond me.


All I can do is stare in complete marvel at this sculpture of a veil covering this woman’s face. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Ex Machina Will Even Turn The Terminator

Terminator
So this was a really cool display at the Movie theater yesterday…



They had this head of the Terminator in a enclosed case and roped off. 



Shiny metal alloy skull, buldging bright evil red eyes, and really grotesque yellowed teeth. 



This certainly gets the attention of passerbys for the upcoming new movie, Terminator Genisys (coming out July 1). 



Anyway, Terminator is the ugly dude especially when compared with the robot/artificial intelligence of Ava in Ex Machina that we saw yesterday. 



The Turing test is nothing for Ava!



She can not only fool them as to her humanity, but also outmanuever them with her wit, sexuality, and a good dose of deceit and manipulation. 



Frankly, I think AI Ava could even turn the terible Terminator to her side of things–my bet is that movie to come in 2017. 



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

2 Heads And A House

2 Heads and a House
My daughter took this photo on a trip to Spain. 



In America, in front of the McMansions, it is not atypical to see interesting statues (perhaps of lions or fantasy guard creatures), ancient fountains, and even modern art.



I thought this European house was unique with some busts of a man and woman on each side of the gate to the front door. 



Wonder whether these are actually supposed to look the owners or are just randomly funny.



Also, the color match the orange house and yellow entranceway sort of perfectly.



Either way, it makes you take a 2nd and 3rd look.



Why is the man bust smiling and the woman bust looking so miserable here (or is that just representative of what most “traditional” marriages are about)?



Wouldn’t it be sort of funny if every home had busts or large photos or other representation prominently and widely displayed of the family inside. 



No more mystery of who lives there and more warmth and personalization. 



When you sell/buy property, you just have to take all of yourselves with you. 😉



(Note: no idol worship please.)



(Source Photo: Rebecca Blumenthal)

Get This Guy Off My Back

Backpack_head

This was another odd site around Washington, D.C. today.

A guy carrying around this bust on his back–almost like a backpack.

I don’t know who this figure is, nor what the writing says, but it certainly does seem to make some sort of a statement.

To me, while we all carry a lot of burdens in our life, I don’t think we should be weighed down by anybody or any one of them.

People can get on us about all sorts of things–work, school, and personal stuff–but we are better of taking it in stride.

They have their own problems and imperfections–they also are mortal and frail–and in some cases, they are less of a person than we are.

Whoever they are, don’t drag ’em around or let them get you down–hear them out, get their input, and then make up your own mind about things.

Remember, there are a lot of false beliefs out there, as well as people pushing their own agendas.

What you think is real, could just be another phony idol to get off your back and out of your life.

(Source Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)