Tuesday, November 09, 2010

You Are HERE


You Are HERE
Photo & Text © 2010 Kim- Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved; no use, alteration, reproduction or republishing in any media.
Can you imagine being a busy student, preoccupied with assignments while navigating a large campus to get to your classes and looking up to see something like this? At the University of Washington several of the buildings along the Liberal Arts Quadrangle (the Quad) feature very intriguing lifelike or grotesque figures high above along the the third story stone cornices. I've shown you a few of Dudley Pratt's grotesques here and here, and I believe this to also be his work but could be wrong. If this guy were my prof, I'd be intimidated having him peer down at me from on high as I was heading into class. I'm sure this was modeled after a particular person, but could not find information on who it might be. Perhaps a geography professor: "You are HERE," or a physics prof, "At what velocity will this sphere fall on your head if I drop it from this height?" :-) Hope midterms went okay for all students out there!

8 comments:

Jack said...

I'm going with geography professor. Interesting detail.

Steffe said...

This looks fantastic.

brattcat said...

How do I love this post? Let me count the ways...

Hilda said...

That's funny and also a little bit creepy. ;)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Gothic redux.

lewi14 said...

Cool!

Chuck Pefley said...

Always a good thing to know where you're standing ... especially if the world is overhead -:)

Nice text, Kim!

BTW, my verification word is (gasp!) RENTON. LOL!!

Randy said...

That really is very cool!