WPC: Transmogrify

dscn6454b(5 photos)  The theme of this week’s photo challenge is transmogrify: “To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely; transform.” An inspiring example is this monster made from waste, which I photographed at The Eden Project in Cornwall, England.

dscn6453aThe purpose of the Eden Project is to demonstrate how humans can engage and transform our relationship with our planet. The site was once a giant scar on the earth resulting from the mining of the clay from which porcelain is made. It is now a wildly popular and commercially successful garden attraction.

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  1. Wow, that sculpture is kind of creepy, the stats are appalling as well. We are such a throwaway society. My brother manages a metal waste treatment/recycling plant. It is an amazing, eye-opening place to tour.

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    1. I find the sculpture inspiring, because it demonstrates how we can re-think our habits, and come up with creative solutions. I wonder if your brother has seen the animated film “The Iron Giant”? It is another inspiring shift in POV on our wasteful habits. One of my favorite little films.

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      1. I’ve not seen it, I’ll have to ask if he has.

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    2. (the Iron Giant is set in a metal recycling facility)

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  2. This is a great example of transmogrify.

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    1. Thanks Sandy. I was intrigued by this week’s WPC but completely at a loss as to what I might have laying around. Duh!

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  3. Nice one. Good for Halloween too. That’ll keep the kids away.

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    1. Great idea Steve. Although I confess feeling a bit ashamed when little kids cry when I come to the door in a scary costume.

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      1. Not to worry, they still like the candy.

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    1. Thank you Bill. I thought so too — concept, materials, execution — all make a message that entertains & persuades.

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  4. Impressive…good choice for this prompt!

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    1. Thanks Chris. He’s quite a convincing beast.

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    1. That’s a fantastic bit of trash reincarnated into art!

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  5. Good grief, what a sculpture that is! Great for the challenge, and definitely giving food for thought. Nicely done!!

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    1. Thanks Sue! I like the fact that this sculpture is frightening, and trying to impress on people that our throw-away lifestyle is scarier still.

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      1. I’ve read several articles and seen a documentary on our throw away fashion, the super cheap stuff that kids buy, wear once, and toss… it’s scary for sure.

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  6. Wow! What a fabulous and creepy piece of work.
    Let me invite you to my blog -o-ween party.
    https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/2016/10/29/its-a-blog-o-ween-lets-party/

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    1. Thanks Jacqueline. I’ll go snoop around over at your house!

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  7. Scary on many levels. Thanks MK for great photos!

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    1. Thanks Val for taking a look. Yes, scary, but I do find it hopeful too.

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      1. Ah yes … the balance that is always there 💛

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    1. Thanks Cee. It’s a good challenge, isn’t it!

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    1. This sculpture is a great way to educate & entertain, isn’t it?

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      1. Yes, nothing like a multi-purpose piece of art.

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  8. while this looks fantastic
    i hope my neighbors
    don’t get any sculpture ideas 🙂

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    1. Hoping they don’t have a pile of this raw material laying about, David.
      🙂

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