Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturday Snapshot: Brainnnzzzz!

Saturday Snapshot is a meme hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books. All you have to do is "post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post in the Mr. Linky on [her] blog. Photos can be old or new, and be of anything as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give is up to you." All she asks is that you don't just post random photos that you find online. (Click pictures for close-up).
Brain stationed outside the public library.

Brain outside Trinity Episcopal Church .
From late-April to mid-October 2012, 22 large fiberglass brains have taken over the city of Bloomington and Indiana University's campus. The installations are part of the Brains Extravaganza, a project that brings city institutions together to promote "brain awareness, education, injury prevention, recovery, and the importance of movement on mental and physical health." This brain is stationed outside the public library.
My question when I first found out about this was: "But if there really is a zombie apocalypse...doesn't this kind of ensure that they'll hit Bloomington first?" Lol. 
[Top picture also posted for the Orange You Glad It's Friday meme sponsored by Hood Photo Blog.

20 comments:

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

How weird and colorful! And educational, I suppose...

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Zombies, come get your brains. Lots of brains. First come, first served! Ha! That's funny. Great idea, though.

Bev Hankins said...

Cheryl...yes, very weird--although we've kind of gotten used to them now. I'll probably miss them when they're gone.

Eugenia: Yep...we've got all the brains here, ready for the taking.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Oh my... that is quite unique! And I suppose it does promote an awareness of 'brains'. We got 'Cows on Parade' a while back in Chicago... not sure what that was supposed to promote but they were fun to have around for the summer.

bermudaonion said...

Statues like that are always fun - they have Hokie birds all over Blacksburg.

Alyce said...

That is so funny, and a tad bit creepy! I've seen fish, cows, and chickens as city sculpture like this, but never brains!

Christine Harding said...

Gosh, what an unusual idea. Do people like it? Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Love the BRAIN! I want that in my yard :)

Sim said...

That's thinking outside the box!

Zan said...

That's so cool! I love the colors and the angles. Great pic, and thanks for stopping by.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Interesting color choices...very noticeable, though.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Booksnyc said...

I love when they have those themed statues throughout cities. We had fiberglass cows in NY and each was interestingly decorated. It was interesting to see where they would pop up.

Arti said...

I always feel that public art reflects the psyche of a city. Well, I'm glad to see all these colorful brains in yours. For our city, it's cows.

Brona said...

My mum used to feed us lamb's brains when we were little to make us smarter! Trouble is the thought of eating a little baby lamb's brains made me feel ill. This is a much more palatable to way to get your brains!!

Paulita said...

I feel much safer here in Columbus, home of Ohio State University, where the zombies will come only in search of football, not brains... Kind of sad though. Nice brains. Here's Mine

Bev Hankins said...

Paulita: I wish zombies were more into football (not that I want them coming after you)--but we would have absolutely nothing to fear from zombies looking for football at Indiana University. We don't seem to do that here.

Staci said...

That is pretty cool! I wonder who thought of putting that there!

Louise said...

What a fantastic project. It looks colourful and cool.

DCMetroreader said...

A very colorful brain! Cool!

Meaghan said...

That sculpture is so awesome! I love all the colors in it. And yeah, I think if there is a zombie apocalypse your town is in some trouble, haha.