November 9, 2006 – 9:36 pm
In the space of an hour yesterday, I saw a couple of rather odd things — and I had to capture them on camera, because I couldn’t think of any other way of communicating just how bewildering this is. It’s almost Art.
A bold reinterpretation of the potential for mundane objects, and a daring comment on the health-and-safety obsessed society we live in today.
A real tombstone for a car crash victim. An unusual choice to make and a statement about the taboo of death and its causes. Note the feathered wing, representing the fleeting nature of life – or possibly a reminder that worn tyres are a surefire way to send people flying.
Apologies to British readers: the title of this second piece contains a New Zealand reference I couldn’t resist.