I live in the Arts and Design district now, which means I’m surrounded by a number of strange statues. Well, they aren’t strange. They’re hyper-realistic. You can see them here. You know, I have been all over the district and there are still some statues on this page that I haven’t seen.
They have a tendency to sneak up on you. The worst is a little girl watering the flowers behind a restaurant. She is perfectly tucked away to startle the average walker every time. I know she is there, and I still get startled.
The painter is my favorite followed by the Eternal Spring statue, but every time I drive down main street I end up having the same internal conversation. I’ve gotten used to the cop on the street corner — and all of those people who pose for pictures with his hand on their butts. I expect him, I see him, I slow down because of the pedestrian traffic on that stretch. I look both ways. Everything is clear and then…
WHAT THE HECK IS THAT!?
Oh, it’s a statue. Carry on.