Friday, May 4, 2012
Thurber Days, Part Three: Giant Sloths and Creepy Babies
And here we are: the third and final installment of random pictures I took during my residency in Columbus.
As a student at The Ohio State University, one of the places I spent an inordinate amount of time was the Orton Geological Museum. There was almost never anyone inside, so I could spend long spans of time just staring at one of my favorite things on earth: the skeleton of the Giant Sloth.
It was good to be back and visit my old friend and see that some of the display cases are still in the same state they were twelve years ago. The museum itself is a sort of strange meta-exhibit. Simultaneously distant and familiar. And perfect.
Of course what documentation of a trip anywhere would be complete without a creepy baby head? I was disturbed by this in the office of Columbus Museum of Art's own Jeff Sims. It was a bit blurry every time I shot it, as if its creepiness wouldn't allow a clear picture.
Creepy baby head says: thanks for looking at these pictures. See you next time.
Posted by Paul Hornschemeier at 9:37 AM