Life Imitates Art: 2016 Daily Post Photo Challenge Week 7

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is LIFE IMITATES ART.

For this week’s theme, find inspiration in a piece of art, and go further: imitate it.

It’s funny: self has a picture of the same subject as Cheri Lucas Rowlands: the statue of writer John Betjeman in St. Pancras Station in London. The statue is mirrored by the tourist with her back turned, taking a picture of — something else in the station.


Statue and Tourist: St. Pancras Station, London: Summer 2015

And these pictures of wedding dresses self took when she was staying with a friend in Minneapolis reminded her so much of a Georgia O’Keefe painting:


Bridal Boutique, Minneapolis

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

BROKEN 3: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

The week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is BROKEN, and self is finding this quite a challenging theme to handle this week, she knows not why.

So here are some possible interpretations:

A broken line of text:

"Running Around Like a Chicken . . . "

“Running Around Like a Chicken . . . “

More of self’s scribblings:

Self Always Has a Spare Journal Lying About . . .

Self Always Has a Spare Journal Lying About . . .

And finally, something completely different: The Tyrone Guthrie Center in Minneapolis, where in April self saw an absolutely killer production of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” The architecture of the building — she’s not sure if this was one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s. It’s quite unusual, that bridge sticking out, almost to the river.

The Tyrone Guthrie Center in Minneapolis (Back View)

The Tyrone Guthrie Center in Minneapolis (Back View)

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

Broken: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is BROKEN:

  • Capture something broken:  broken windows and tools, an old window, a toy never fixed, and so on.

Each of the pictures below depicts something “broken” — whether it’s Anthony Burgess’s disturbing novel of social dysfunction in an England of the future ruled by thugs, A Clockwork Orange (the book was in a visual art exhibit at the Walter Phillips Gallery here in Banff), a preserved dinosaur head, or an installation representing America’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan:

Anthony Burgess's CLOCKWORK ANGEL

Anthony Burgess’s CLOCKWORK ANGEL — Ooops! Self means A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Self’s got too much Infernal Devices on the brain, dear blog readers!

Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum at Drumheller, Alberta

Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum at Drumheller, Alberta

Harriet Bart, American:

Harriet Bart: “Enduring Afghanistan” – map of Afghanistan rendered in dog tags, at the Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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