Sunday, January 2, 2011

Red Queen

Outside of library at which we were performing earlier this autumn, there is a statue called Alice and the Red Queen by William Duffy. I've always found it a bit unsettling. I'm not sure why. However, TM Lindsey finally nailed it on the head with the statement, I know it is going for whimsy, but it just ends up at creepy. Yep. It sure does. It must be the lack of features and the unfinished texture as opposed to form or lines, because right after i took this picture i glanced at its shadow on the ground, which is awesome. Interesting how a change in the medium of the image totally changes my reaction to it.

1 comment:

Mark said...

In a way, it's similar to the Harry Caray statute they put up outside Wrigley Field. It was supposed to be a touching image of the famous broadcaster and the fans he brought joy to over the years, but it ended up as a dead-eyed spectre with the trapped souls of horrified fans swirling around his feet, all cast in bronze. Yeah, so I know what you mean.