Friday, January 4, 2013

Darth Vader at the High?

I made this photo at the High Museum of Art—in the Modern & Contemporary gallery—just for the fun of it. Truthfully, I thought the sculpture resembled Darth Vader's helmet. Yes, if you couldn't tell from all the postings during Dragon*Con over Labor Day Weekends, I am a sci-fi fan.

Modern & Contemporary Gallery at the High Museum of Art
Modern & Contemporary Gallery at the High Museum of Art

But, without having read the placards of the two pieces in this space (shame on me), I could let my imagination dance in the stars as long as it wanted. I started to rethink the dismissal of the sculpture not being Dart Vader when I realized that the painting behind it is more than a's also a stellar map, depiction of constellations. Intentional or not, that's just fun?!

On a side note, did you know that one of the gargoyles atop the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. is a depiction of Darth Vader? It was the result of a decorative sculpture competition for children.

My point, plain and simple: Let yourself have fun when you're out touring. I often visit a place with a specific purpose when it comes to my camera, but I'm glad of the results when I sometimes deviate from those plans, at least momentarily.

Now, go see Atlanta...and have some fun!

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