Today’s #Picture to Inspire Your Imagination: 06/August/21

These images are normally intended as a source of entertainment, joy, and inspiration for the imagination. This one falls into a different category. There is nothing to enjoy, but hopefully it will inspire thought and consideration.
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14 thoughts on “Today’s #Picture to Inspire Your Imagination: 06/August/21

  1. I felt it was interesting that it is of a female, faceless, hands on her head in despair, but the artist was accurate in the carving of the breasts. My guess it was carved by a male, not a female because she would have carved the breasts to reflect the actual form, not an image of what they like to see. The wood depicts scars. Hey, I calls them like I see them! Thanks for posting.

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    1. I don’t know the name or gender of the carver, Brenda. The piece is carved in a slightly symbolic style, rather than a realistic portrayal. What attracted me to it was, as you mention, the attitude of despair. I felt it said a lot in a very simple form. At it’s actual size, the scars and imperfections are almost invisible. This close-up reveals them far more than any cursory look would, and I was pleased that happened as I looked through the viewfinder. It was what made me approach so closely for the picture; the superficially smooth appearance suddenly became much more of a real representation when the image was enlarged.

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    1. I came across it in a small shop on a backstreet in a little village on a Greek island. It’s apparently carved from Olive wood, Lynette. But I was drawn to it by the faceless nature of the woman; a metaphor for so many of the women in our world.

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            1. Perception is subject to so many influences, Lynette. We cannot ‘see’ what another person ‘sees’, only an approximation of the scene. It’s only when a picture contains enough clues to attract most people that it can become a ‘popular’ image. And, oddly, those pictures that might have most to say in a social, moral, or ethical way, the ones that most need to be shared widely, are also most subject to these unconscious choices and filters.
              I can see what you mean about viewing this one in that way, though.

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              1. Do you remember the Batman logo? It was hugely popular about 30 years ago, a black and yellow oval. I actually couldn’t see the bat for a very long time. My brain saw he yellow portion as more dominant. I eventually forced myself to “see” the black bat. Interesting experience.


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                1. I suspect this all part of the same human issue that makes us poor witnesses to crime – we have a tendency to see what we expect to see, so people will often provide entirely conflicting descriptions of a criminal they’ve ‘seen’ at a crime scene. Similarly, we can pass a given site hundreds of times and only notice an outstanding aspect, that’s always been there, on our 737th pass!

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