Dimensions and Existence

I took these yesterday at the Museum of Contemporary Arts Houston. They have a nice outdoor sculpture area. I just let my kid run around and choose what he wanted to examine. He was very interested in a reflective square box with round holes in the sides. I’m not sure what it was like inside the sculpture, but it appears to have been darkened on the interior so as to give my kid the impression that it was opaque.

My edits of this set are meant to focus on what it means to exist in one physical space. Is your reflection not you? How do you know your own face if not for reflection? In a couple of the pictures, I hope it is ambiguous as to which image is the real child and not the reflection. I see the back of my kid’s head a lot, as he is the type of person who looks to the forward to the next adventure. One of the pictures is poignant for me because it shows him smiling at me and running away from me at the same time. ūüė¶ That’s parenting.

Chasing Self
Separation of Self
Hiding Self
Looking ahead while Ignoring the Past
Centered Self
Guarding the Centered Self
Inevitable Innocence

Davidson County Courthouse (Nashville, TN)

Loved it. Absolutely loved it. Sadly, I went on a Sunday and couldn’t visit the inside of the courthouse. Nevertheless, this has to be one of the best exteriors I have come across. With a mixture of period carving up to modern infinity reflecting pools, this courthouse is an active piece of art. Enjoy!

I didn't like this shot, but my husband thought it looked like the biker was riding on water.
Lady Justice looks awfully 'stabby' today. I've had those days in court, too. Although, I usually don't beckon a victim with my sinister hand.
Says Lady Loyalty to Mr. Courage, "I saw you lookin' at my boobs, so I stole a star to shine in your face. Be more respectful in the future."
Why are serpents evil in some stories and not in others? Hmm. Sometimes, people get bit by snakies. Baad snakies. Other times, snakies eat rodents feasting on our crops and yield. Good snakies.
Bubo has found a home in Nashville.

Stuff that Scares Ann: The Gargoyle House of El Paso

I had heard rumors of a gargoyle-covered house in El Paso, but it was never mentioned in any travel guide. So, I searched for the exact phrase. Lo and behold! Someone has a flickr account and posted pics along with the cross-streets. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ifixfones1/4424855910/

A true creepster house! Remember when I said real creepish activity only occurs when someone thinks they are acting completely normal? Except, there they are breeding moths and skinning women in their basements? Right. I don’t know what goes on in that house. Those gaping maw faces make me shudder and wonder about the artist’s possible collection of things from Dave’s Pawn shop.

The artist lives there and has a website where he explains his artistic theory. http://www.hobaron.com/

You know that saying, “It’s all Chinese to me!” Well: this is all speciality rare moth breeding to me! Seriously scary-ass sculptures. I’m not saying there aren’t impressive and expressive. I’m saying they are fricking terrifying. Yet, like the abyssal maw, I find myself oddly attracted to the damn things.

Abyssal Maw - Common - Dragoneye Range

The above image is from: http://www.legendgames.org/acatalog/2102_Abyssal_Maw_-_Common_-_Dragoneye_Range.html

Oh my yes. Of course I have¬†played with (okay, licked and petted)¬†an abyssal maw. The little bugger was my first introduction into role-playing games. I insisted to my beloved Sergio that it gave points¬†through ‘kisses for cuteness.’ He disagreed with my gaming plans, but he later constructed a game with a Maw Master who can keep them as pets. So, I think I won that battle. Yep. I was right.

I place the blame of this post squarely on Alex Chalakee. All his fault that I sought out this most creepish place. He said he walked by it after work, and it freaked him out. Well, buddy: here are some super-scary pics for your memories/nightmares!

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