Where Are We Going

Just thought this was an awesome provoking painting. 


To me, it begs the question of where are we going in our lives. 


The terrestrial landscape combined with the light at the end of the tunnel effect as the sky is provocative and at the same time almost hypnotic. 


It also makes me feel the enormity of the universe versus the smallness of just a man.


I see myself standing on the red hilltop looking into that big sky and wondering about so many things. 


In the end, believing that we don’t have all the answers, but that we are in G-d’s good hands. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Respect The Legs

Legs
I took this photo of this statue of a lady perched up high on a column.



It’s an interesting (yet in my estimation a somewhat demeaning) view of femininity as demonstrated by the relatively small body, but oversized crossed-over legs. 



Perhaps the artist thinks this is sexy or provocative…



Or maybe it’s just a relaxing pose with head high and back and arm behind her head.



Either way, you’ve got to respect those legs, and of course, the woman. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Swarovski’s Crystal Balls

Crystal Balls
This seemed like a cool shot in the Swarovski store.



Crystal balls hanging in a display case. 



Purples, pinks, greens, and more. 



Feels fanciful and otherworld-ish. 



These aren’t the type you look in and see the future, unless you want to see more of the same crap we are in as a society today.



Well, hopefully, please G-d, things will be getting better soon.



And as long as these all don’t start swinging…I won’t need to puke!



P.S. After reading this one with a double entendre, my wife says I’m sort of a crazy guy…but funny!  



So what’s wrong with having some fun and being a little provocative? 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Simple Stick Figures Showing Complex Feelings

I came across these funny YouTube videos (beware though a little racy) with millions of views.

They are done using stick figures (or the more provocative term the creators use).

The focus is on 2 friends–“Red” and “Blue” and their interactions with other varied colored figures.

I think the stick figures are a brilliant way to tell about them and their exploits, so that you focus on their inner characters and their message and not on their superficial body looks.

Also, the notion of “color” for the different people is one hand a easy way to differentiate them, but also seems to have implications for the varied cultures and colors of people throughout the world.

Apparently, there is a YouTube Channel with a whole series of these 2 minute + skits, and now I understand that this stick figure theme is being made into a full length movie.

What I like about these is the simplicity of using these colorful stick figure characters to show life’s ups and downs, relationships, and feelings in a very direct straightforward (and also raw) way.

Sort of like seeing and experiencing the complexities of life boiled down in simple and unfiltered way.

While 2 minutes is entertaining, I think 2 hours of this “in your face” would have me wanting to throw these sticks in a great big bon fire, yep. 😉

GW Valentines Day

GW Valentine's Day

So this is how they celebrate Valentines Day at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

These posters of George Washington were plastered everywhere and each one had the big kiss lips on it as well as some provocative saying penned on its forehead.

This one in particular sort of got right to the intimate point saying “My place or yours?”

I believe this was the student’s attempt at humor and hopefully meant no disrespect to good old GW.

Anyway, kids will be kids–they celebrate in all sorts of interesting and innovative ways.

Happy

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)