February 13, 2010

I said: "If you meet the Buddha in the museum, stare at him."

And Chip said: "Now look, you get one warning and only one warning. Do NOT stare at the Buddha too long":



I'll just offer some more enchanting raw material, from the south Asian collection at the Art Institute:

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ADDED: I didn't intend to refer to my own photographs as "enchanting," but I see — in the middle of the night, with the perspective of insomnia — that it looks like I did. It was the art that I wanted to call enchanting.

20 comments:

Lem said...

Wow.. Such a waste.

(what straight men say when they find out a woman is a lesbian)

BlogDog said...

If you stare too long into the Buddha, the Buddha will stare back at you.

Turing word: mantar
Aw! Couldn't it have been "mantra?"

Kirk Parker said...

Not bad, but I think it would have been even better if Buddha just shrank her down horizontally in honor of some of the recent model-photoshopping controversies, or else to resemble some of those sculptures you pictured earlier.

dbp said...

Is that Lord Ganesha doing a bit of a Dr. Evil thing with one of his arms?

Charlie Martin said...

That's not the Buddha, that's a rock!

The rock, however, is the Buddha.

traditionalguy said...

When Buddha contemplates he keeps geting the conflicting edits signal from Nirvanah and therefore erases his own existence. So staring at a statute of a non-existing person may end badly.

Jason (the commenter) said...

And I thought Shiva was the destroyer.

Peter V. Bella said...

Hey Chip, it's don't stare at the booty in orange too long.

Chip Ahoy said...

Wanna hear sumpin funny? Goes like this: Finally, after over 2,600 images uploaded to Photobucket, the very first comment was posted last night, "get a life." Irony-rich, seemed to me, from an apparent Adam Lambert fan taking issue with my animated exaggeration. I haven't checked, but I suppose that anim comes up via Google search. (that's just Photobucket which is linked to Google. There is an an equal number of images on Flickr and even more on a site I own, plus a few others, Picasa, etc.)

SteveR said...

Obviously Buddha does not believe in foreplay.

Michael said...

Love the sculpted heads, love to think of them being made, the artist searching their faces, searching his memory. Actual people who actually lived rendered eternal. Compare and contrast with the modern crap, the splish splash meant to make political statements or meant to make you "see" or "think." See these works and the word talent comes to mind. And art. And love and passion.

Ryan said...

R. Crumb is gonna be pissed.

Mick said...

Lem said,

"Wow.. Such a waste.

(what straight men say when they find out a woman is a lesbian)"


I tell them that I'm a Lesbian too!

knox said...

the very first comment was posted last night, "get a life." Irony-rich, seemed to me, from an apparent Adam Lambert fan...



LMAO. Doubtless.

Alex said...

That woman got some junk in da trunk!

Steve Pierson said...

@ Mick - I heard it this way - "I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body."

The Crack Emcee said...

Alex,

"That woman got some junk in da trunk!"

Yea, meanwhile women are blowing up their lips!

Simply clueless, I tell you.

Revenant said...

That elephant is getting its groove on.

Penny said...

When you are an elephant, that earwax...it can drive you crazy.

Methadras said...

I wonder where the Taliban are during these exhibitions.