Monday, February 26, 2018
I like images that can inspire a double-take. It's that joy of hiding in plain sight. You could perhaps interpret it in a critical fashion, as the exhibitionist impulse to "sneak" something indecent into everyday situations, setting unsuspecting strangers up for a shock. But that's assuming a rather negative interpretation of the impression such a thing will have on people. Why should a piece of eye candy disturb or offend anyone, rather than delight them? Alternatively, I like to interpret it as a challenge to the notion that such a thing is so universally appalling. If that's true, then how is it possible that you could take one glance at this image, and almost not even notice it? Is it really all that bad, after the fact? Or are you, perhaps, overreacting?