Saturday, October 26, 2013
Stir and Figurines (This week's Photo Hunt themes)
Context is key. That's what I realized while looking at photos I've taken of figurines in various locales in Hong Kong and recalling which ones caused a stir upon their being sighted versus those that didn't.
Since there's no other participant in Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunts who currently resides in the same part of the world as myself, I wouldn't be surprised if they'd be most fascinated by the figurines in the third photo from the top of all of those that are featured in this week's Photo Hunt entry. But because that photo was taken in a Taoist temple and figurines abound in those places of worship, they more or less meld into the expected background for most locals -- and the particular Peng Chau temple where I took that photo doesn't get all that many visitors.
In contrast, although I have to admit to no longer being able to remember the name of the artwork or its artist, that which featured a figurine shaped like a soldier in a maze that one had to peek through a small hole in a box in order to see attracted quite a bit of attention at Art HK 12. Still, that attention was nothing like the stir that the presence of an Arrietty figurine caused when spotted by the more eagle-eyed among us Studio Ghibli fans in the Donguri Republic store that opened in Hong Kong earlier this year! ;b
(A reminder: click on the images to see enlarged versions of them!)