Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Child of the Bronze Age

This is part of my series of unfortunate artificial children. That is one of my favorite things -- attempted homages to childhood gone horribly, horribly wrong. Case in point, this terrible child statue from San Juan Bautista, California. When I first saw it, I was drawn toward it with rapt amazement, confusion, and horror. I had to have it inside my camera. The cowboy regalia, the "Oh NO! I forgot to turn the oven off!" expression, or "Of COURSE! The key was under the doormat all ALONG!"...everything about it is perfect. Especially that its seated as naturally as possible on a fence, held there by chains.

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