The Thinker

Guarding the front entrance to Detroit's Institute of Art is Rodin's "The Thinker" on a tall pedestal.  A cloud formation, just above his head, reminded me of a caption cloud you see in comic books. The pose is just begging for a clever line.  What IS he thinking, anyway?  I had a few ideas, but asked for … Continue reading The Thinker

Labor Day

The bottom of this massive mural in the Detroit Institute of Art is a scene of  laborers toiling in various factory settings.  As you progress vertically up the mural, I see big machinery, then brightness, then abstractness. I interpret this as progress, the result of hard work and dedication, but that's about as far as my … Continue reading Labor Day