Lost in the Zodiac


Pinch me please,
for I am dreaming.
My legs, you see
have taken their leave.
I can’t escape,
my arms are stuck.
To this I say,
what bad luck!
Those beside me
look the same.
Tell me friend,
is this a game?

Circle of Animals by Ai Weiwei on display in the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court of Somerset House, London, June 2011, c.b.w.

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Special Note: When I snapped this photograph I had no idea these sculptures were created by Ai Weiwei, nor did I discover that fact until I was in the process of creating this post.  These sculptures were utterly captivating and I remember spending a long time walking among them. I can’t even begin to say how amazing it is to know that I was drawn to his work without even knowing it was his.

In choosing this week’s photograph, I was looking to write something a little playful.  Imagine my surprise when I learned Weiwei was behind this installation, considering I wrote about him barely a week ago,  (see Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry). Apparently, my muse is still quite taken with him!

To read more about Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals,” follow these links:

Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads (official site)

Somerset House – Circle of Animals

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c.b.w. 2012