Friday, May 15, 2009

A.D.79 at least ...

As a New Zealander, from a country with a 200 year old material proof kind of history, sculptures from A.D. startle me into stillness sometimes.

I loved this one, the muscle definition on his belly and the confidence of his pose ... a glimpse of someone from someplace long ago.

I was wondering why photographing sculpture so fascinates me but it's probably all about the fact that someone has captured a slice of a life and it's there for me to study without anyone complaining about paparazzi.


furiousBall said...

pretty impressive he led without hands or half of his skin too :)

Di Mackey said...

Umm, possibly the eruption took those bits off eh wot ;)