Which half do you belong?
The white half which represents light and happiness?
This is my only departure from my usual landscape / seascape photos.
A picture I have taken of the sculpture by Ju Ming.
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This week’s Photo Challenge is Endurance.
Looking up the dictionary, endurance means:
: the ability to do something difficult for a long time
: the ability to deal with pain or suffering that continues for a long time
I am afraid of submitting an entry for this week’s challenge: Humanity, as I don’t think I actually know its meaning.
Looking up the Wikipedia, Humanity means:
The virtue, humanity, is a set of strengths focused on “tending and befriending others.” The three strengths associated with humanity are love, kindness, and social intelligence. Humanity differs from justice in that there is a level of altruism towards individuals included in humanity more so than the fairness found in justice. That is, humanity, and the acts of love, altruism, and social intelligence are typically person to person strengths while fairness is generally expanded to all.
I am at a lost to reconcile that these represent humanity.
I know what this is not about – humanity is not just a bunch of people (as in my picture on Ju Ming’s sculpture).
This week, I am running pretty late for submitting entries for the WPC: Work of Art.
It appears that the artist has retained a lot of the original trees; minimum sculpturing to give us these wonderful sculptures.
The first sculpture is for a couple lying on the ground.
Since 2007, Ju Ming only painted his sculptures with white color only.
Please enjoy 🙂
The world always seem to be in a bit of chaos:
Around 250 girls in a boarding school in Nigeria were kidnapped and nowhere to be found!
The Malaysian airline MH370 seems to have been hijacked with over 200 people on board and no where to be found.
A ferry capsized in seas of Korea, killing over 250 people including many students.
Mine exploded and killing as many in Turkey.
Two of the girls, in particular, are happily taking to each other.
The sculptures of Ju Ming have again shown this quite vividly.
Ju Ming has reminded us of the lighter and happy side of the world we live in. Let’s smile and enjoy 🙂
Have I been insensitive to upload a photo about Marriage is like being inside a cage when today is Mothers’ Day (at least, in our part of the World)?
Ju Ming is great in portraying the human side in his carved wood sculptures.
Ju Ming shows how much we have been cared for and how much we would like to cling to our mothers when we were children.
Happy Mothers’ Day 🙂
Just went to the local Art’s Museum to have a good look at Taiwanese Ju Ming’s sculptures.
I suppose those outside the cage may like to be married and bounded by the cage.
Though at the same time, some people inside would like to get out of it.
In any case, it is up to you to choose whether you want to be in the cage or not.
The door lock (not clearly shown in my picture) is inside the cage, so for those who want to go out, they can do so at their own discretion.
PS The figures are carved in foam.