Tuesday, December 23, 2008

trapped in suspension


do you ever have that dream where you're falling? i bet this guy has that one a lot. the civic center metro stop has several of these characters - all part of an artwork entitled "i dreamed i could fly". you can learn more about it right here. public transportation in los angeles has lots of room for improvement, but the metro train system is pretty good.

7 comments:

JT said...

I was on the Gold Line yesterday. Yet to venture beyond Union Station. Next time... Cool shot BTW. It took me a while to figure out if this was in skydiving wind tunnel or was fastened with Velcro on his back.

ben wideman said...

Yes, I think they are actually hanging from cables.

Laurie said...

VERY cool shot, Ben.

JM said...

This ir really cool! Do you know 'Little people'? It's the same kind of artwork: http://little-people.blogspot.com/
It's worth seeing!

Kris said...

I beg your forgiveness for my cutting and pasting – yet constantly reworking – this comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise.

Yes, I am but a mere mortal. The magical elves that constitute my staff have demonstrated their lack of respect in either not showing up for work at all, and those that have all seem a little worse for wear, if you catch my drift. All they seem to do is sit around smoking, playing cards and telling dirty jokes! Consequently, the reindeer are all filthy and out of shape. And you know, the wallabies just don’t cut it as replacements.

Anyway, from myself, Henry and Ezra, have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus and a happy New Year!

I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs, your stocking is stuffed full of lots of tasty treats and not coal and that all your pumpkin pies are all as sweet as you like them.

ben wideman said...

JM - that is a pretty cool blog!

Happy holidays to everyone!

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I'm here to help Ben. The artist is Jonathan Borofsky. Same guy who did the ballerina with the clown head in Santa Monica.