Thursday, January 22, 2009

Freaky Outsider Art

Outsider Art
Nova Scotia Style

I came upon this set of photos while searching for one to fit the theme "surprised" for a most fun and challenging photo meme called Thematic Photographic, on the blog Written Inc., most graciously hosted by Carmi. That's a long sentence I just inflicted on you. Sorry.

I'd mostly forgotten about these pictures. We saw this collection of life-sized sculptures scattered all over the front lawn and across the road in a lot, from a humble cottage on a highway bound for Halifax.

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(if you dare)

There were many more, at least twenty in all...

but we avoided photographing the ones closest to the house...

uncertain as to who could have come out to talk to us or chase us away.

We saw nary a soul, so we ran across the highway and were surprised by this gal whose expression suggests she is just as surprised to see us.

I wonder if it had anything to do with Merman, though he looks docile enough.

Thoughts, please! And captions, if you've a mind. :-)

16 comments:

  1. Well, that would be a bit spooky to happen upon! Wow! good thing you didn't go up and knock on the door! Those are weird! Glad you got pictures of them!

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  2. Those are absolutely fascinating. Wonderful post!

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  3. there is something strangely intriguing about them....

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  4. that is fantastic!! what an amazing sight.

    maybe they just showed up there - all on their own ;)

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  5. Those are wild. And slightly... unsettling.

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  6. I love your inquisitive nature and genuine wonder at life,

    Peace and the Music to you,

    Maithri

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  7. they make me want to know more but they also creep me out a bit.

    they are fashioned like the characters in a funhouse ride.

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  8. I agree with Sherry. They are creepy-fascinating.

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  9. Hi......
    Your blog is really interesting... Keep posting.... may god bless you !

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  10. yes, they are creepy fascinating...and probably smelly too and a tad moldy ...it gets better and better...

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  11. Frankly, I'm just mostly struck w/ the summer-ness of the background: will it come again? ;-/

    JCF in Michigan

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  12. This falls into the "What were they thinking!" category, and none of the choices are pretty.

    "Creepy" indeed, but yes, intriguing!

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  13. PS: I must admit that is the strangest art I've ever seen.

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  14. This kind of reminds me of a Creche we passed late one cold Christmas Eve on a narrow empty lane in RI. We stopped the car for a closer look at the tableau and just as we did 'Joseph' reached up to scratch his nose. It was too weird a scene for us to stick around.

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  15. Hahahahahaha! Your little tale just made crack up right out loud! Thanks, dear Susan!

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  16. Thank you susan.....I am still chuckling over that one...nothing worse than a joseph who suddenly moves...was the baby wiggling, hahahaha! :D

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