Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Artistic license

Squid-like mobile hanging in the new Night Gallery at Tempe Marketplace. I couldn't decide if this looked more like eggs with scrawny seaweed legs or some rudimentary alien squid. If the artist had a biological bent, perhaps she was demonstrating camouflage - a strategy utilized by squid and other cephalopods. Squid will change color to blend with their environment and circumstance, with all members of the group taking on the same color (or risk being eaten for being the odd color stand out!). Suddenly this exhibit is looking more like an off white wall in an art gallery. What do you think?

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