I spend much of my [free?] time on Flickr
and come across lots of inspiring work by numerous photographers/artists
from around the planet.
I recently saw something that drew my attention
and I had that feeling of familiarity...
"The Etruscan Warrior Versus Priapus"
I have a bunch of various artifacts from various cultures,
statuettes and larger sized sculptures,
among [many] other things...
The one on the left is a small bronze that I purchased at
Le Musee Pointe-a-Calliere
when they were hosting an exhibit about India,
but I found this in the boutique and fell in love with it immediately.
It was probably reminiscent of an exhibit I saw when I was young[er].
I was a student back then and could only afford the catalog,
which was spectacular nonetheless.
But I do love this kind of art,
a bit primitive and yet most expressive.
The statuette on the right is of Priapus,
a divinity best known for his "weapon of mass destruction",
i.e. his large endowment...
Something I kept when my uncle G. passed away and I cleared his place up.
That statuette had always fascinated me,
for obvious reasons even if I was only a child back then when I first saw it...
It is one of the few things I kept to remember my uncle by.
And the background,
if you're wondering,
is a scarf I bought years ago at Simons,
an Indian import that caught my eye right away.
I generally dress in dark colors (indigo/charcoal/black)
but I am not afraid of a dash of colors sometimes.
So I used these three elements to recreate [somewhat] what I had seen on Flickr.
He himself created this while being inspired by an actual monument
but one I have no pictures available right now.
I would have liked to show how inspiration can lead from one thing to another.
I think I've recreated the scene,
in its spirit if not in its details.
This remains something with my own personal touch.
And when I say I get a sense of "déja-vu",
I kid you not!!!