Paintings, Sculptures, photography
Brown Derby Pudding
This delicious pudding is so easy to make.
For the base, use a ring donut.
Mix some vanilla ice-cream with whip cream. Pipe this mix over the donut as per the photo above.
Sprinkle some pounded nuts and finally drizzle with softened dark chocolate.
Fun and fantastic dessert.
Joshua Ward – Quack Doctor
Achilles Heel, Greek Legend
I love the look of the statue. It was one of many beautiful statues on display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
The statue gives credence to the legend why the Greek hero, Achilles, has a vulnerability, although becoming the greatest warrior of Homer’s Illiad.
Achilles was the son of an immortal nymph, Thetis and a mortal (person) Peleus, the King of Myrmidons.
Apparently it was foretold by the oracle that their son will die very young.
Thetis and Peleus went to great lengths to protect Achilles.
Thetis took the baby Achilles and completely submerged him to the river Styx except for his heel, which he was being held. Apparently this ritual would make him invulnerable.
Achilles was valiant as a warrior until he was shot on his heel by Paris during the bloody Trojan War.
Achilles heel had come to mean ‘Point of vulnerability“.
These strange looking statues can be found around Liverpool. I have to say, if I did not read a note that it was supposed to be a cross between a lamb and a banana, I would not have a clue what it was supposed to be. They are not really the most pleasing looking sculpture. But as you see more of them, they actually grow on you (or probably to me only 🙂 lol)
Apparently the lambabana was originally designed by a Manhattan based Japanese artist Taro Chiezo. The design was created for the ArtTransPennine Exhibition in 1998 to make way for Liverpool as a corridor of art in the North of England. The sculptures themselves were created by local artists in Liverpool.
Liverpool Love Locks
The photos were taken of Liverpool love locks on the dockside of the River Mersey in Liverpool.
A love lock or love padlock is a normal small padlock, which is locked to accessible bridges, fences, gates, or similar fixtures, by lovers, sweethearts and friends, to symbolize their love. The sweethearts’ names or initials are typically inscribed on the padlock.
To further symbolize unbreakable love, the padlock’s key is then thrown away. How many cast away keys now reside at the bottom of the the River Mersey? 🙂
Love locks originated in Serbia 100 years ago from a sad Serbian World War One (WW1) story.
This expression of undying love then spread to many countries. Some authorities regard them as a nuisance, health hazard etc., and remove them. When the padlocks get rusty over the years, a poignancy is seems to be added.
Good Friday: Crown of Thorns
According to Gospels, a woven crown of thorns was forcibly placed on Jesus head prior to his crucifixion. The crown was a weapon to torture Jesus as well as to mock him. The crown was in reference to Jesus being the King of the Jews.
The above wooden sculpture was on display at the Victoria and Albert museum. It is carved from oak, made around ca. 1500-1520 by an unknown artist. This wooden sculpture is big so it is probably a standalone rather than an alter-piece.
Holy Week: Good Friday
God is a pure no-thing
God is a pure no-thing
concealed in now and here:
the less you reach for him,
the more he will appear
~ Angelus Silesius
God is always been with us. We do not have to look for Him. He is infinity and beyond!
Dazed & Confused
Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children.