Sometimes it isjust amazing to me how the blogosphere can bring disparate worlds together. Case in point, in my free time I spend a fair amount of time perusing the many knitting blogs out there (knitblog, yarnboy,blue blog, etc.). As I was reading a post on one of my favorites, yarn harlot, I came across this photo and the comment…
“This is a life size concrete elephant. This has nothing to do with my photo shoot, but it was strange as all get out.”
Apparently the author, while in Boston, had seen this life-size concrete elephant being moved into a building. When I saw the photo, I thought “I’ve seen that elephant before!” Turns out, it is part of 11 June 2002 – The Nightmare of George V, by Huang Yong Ping, which just last month occupied a key spot in Gallery 4 as part of the exhibition House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective, which is now in place at Mass MoCA. As some may have seen on these very blogs, moving a life size concrete elephant into place is no easy task.
On blogs, worlds collide- even yarn and concrete pachyderms!