Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Father and Son


I saw this sculpture in Tartu, Estonia in August 2008. Even though I have been well acquainted with scientific diagrams which scale infants and adults to the same height (in order to demonstrate how body proportions change with age) for many years, I still found this representation rather striking.
Others to whom I spoke had an even stronger reaction. They reported that they found this sculpture to be rather eerie and unsettling – even frightening.