Panel 1: A crowd staring at a young girl in a wheelchair. The girl asks “Mama, why are these people staring?” to which the mother responds “Well… you’re just SO beautiful they have to look!”
Panel 2: The little girl is staring at herself in the mirror with big shining eyes, thinking to herself “My gosh she’s right! I’m GORGEOUS!”
Panel 3: That little girl is all grown up. She’s in a coffee shop, and notices a man staring at her from another table. The woman in the wheelchair says to the man “Sir please, I know you can’t help yourself, because I’m even more stunning than Venus herself, but you’re making a fool of yourself. Look away.”
Panel 4: The man looks at her with an unimpressed expression, and replies “Actually, I was just curious about the chair… but whatever.” The woman in the wheelchair sighs and says “As if!”]
Mama always said we’re beautiful, but our chairs are real show stoppers!
One of my favorite photos as I could stare at the different people and expressions endlessly. I wanted to make an insightful and poignant comment about ancient cultures and their relationship with history. But my only observation is how I managed to take a crowd portrait in the dark of the night without a single person having their eyes closed. — Dattatreya Temple, Bhakatpur, Nepal.
I want to to try to incorporate crowds into my artwork. I draw a lot of giant ladies, but I feel like the crowd is her equal. Tiny persons on their own are feeble fragile fragments of a greater whole, but the mass, the mob I feel like that’s a character she can bounce off of.