First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Sunrise 6:10: One thinker patterned after another


The female Dawn Jogger and Cassie the Australian Shepherd walked through the New Guinea Sculpture Garden at Stanford on their way to Lake Lagunita today. (That route lets Cassie cross Roble Field - and she's always loved walking on grass.) She's been the this interesting art project dozens of times but always finds something new. Today it was "The Thinker," a piece that was inspired by Rodin's "The Thinker," which is also on campus. Wrote the master carvers who created the sculpture: "We saw [The Thinker] and realized this is like something we have. So, we twisted it a bit and made a a new one." A plaque in front of this Thinker explains that it relates "to the story of an ancestor sitting alongside the hole from which he emerged into the world, thinking about how he can create fellow humans out of clay..." Makes one think....

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