Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Stary Wars?


I was at the Phoenix Art Museum a last week and I found an interesting display in the the children's gallery room.  The idea was to encourage young people to write a story.  The museum provided some opening lines and several vignettes to inspire the young mind.  The guy pictured above was in one of those vignettes.  The whole scene is below.  Maybe a budding writer entered that room and was inspired to write a science fiction story to rival the Star Wars series.  When he or she sells the movie rights, I hope he makes a sizable contribution to the museum as a thank you.


18 comments:

Mo said...

I bet some great stories are inspired by these installations.

llandudnopictures said...

They certainly should provide plenty of inspiration!

Lowell said...

Well that bust could inspire not only some science fiction but plain old horror stories! :) Maybe a horror science fiction story?

As I recall, when I was a kid we didn't need a lot of encouragement to think up some pretty wild scenarios...maybe 'cause we didn't have TV and computers and cell phones?

Bill Nicholls said...

Reminds me of the Alens from Indipendance day. Nice work though

Kate said...

That head is a very unusual writing prompt, but one that must generate some interesting tales.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This should indeed inspire creativity in young minds. And mature minds.

Judy said...

That is an excellent idea!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your first shot is mind boggling Sharon.. such a complex piece it must have taken so long to complete. Seriously how do artists come up with these ideas I wonder.

glenda said...

This is a great motivator, I bet they got some great stories!

RedPat said...

Great idea! i love the nail sculpture.

Karl Demetz said...

The first photo is stunning!

William Kendall said...

The sculpture's visually stunning... and a bit spooky.

cieldequimper said...

I'm not a child anymore (though sometimes I wonder...) but let me grab pen and paper! That is very striking!

Jack said...

What a great bust! It looks much like a head in a painting by Salvador Dali in Hartford's art museum.

Randy said...

That's interesting.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

I always think of Ancient Egypt when I see things like that.

Steve Reed said...

I remember seeing sculptures like that when I visited Africa -- big nail sculptures of animals and people. I wonder if that one is African? Anyway, yes, it should be inspiring!

José Mendonça said...

That head is amazing!