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08 July 2006 @ 11:42 pm
My town's arts organization is currently hosting 'The Mannequin Project: People and the Environment/the Impact/the Connection.' Basically, that means that throughout the town, in store windows or outside shops or at relatively far flung locations (such as the Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center), there are shop window mannequins that have been decorated to meet the aforementioned theme.

The mannequins behind glass were nigh on impossible to photograph thanks to reflection/glare, but I snapped pictures of a couple that were out on the street to give you an idea of these pieces look like:

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This one is outside of an antiques center. If you look near the bottom, you can see a leg emerging from the bark of the tree.

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On the same street, just outside a cafe...

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...and a close up of some of the detail.

One of the shop windows features a mannequin entitled 'Mother Earth' made to look like terra cotta; her belly is swelling with life, and her head is a planter overflowing with greenery. Right next to her is a stunning piece painted with wildlife and lush greens. Ivy wraps around her arms and torso and beautiful black wings spring from her back. On her legs are stickers warning of toxic waste and contamination; this one is 'Violation of Trust.' There's also a fantastic Global Warming mannequin in the window of the music store.

Sadly, one of the mannequins being displayed outdoors was stolen. Sometime people just suck.
I feel: enthralledenchanted
Ratesjul: Magic Peter Panratesjul on July 9th, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
Those are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing...

And if someone stole one, that person does, indeed, just suck.
wench18wench18 on July 9th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
Wait. I think I saw these today? Not those two in particular...but in a shop window I saw the map covered one and the one that had only 1 breast.

They were SO COOL.
the_wild_bunny on July 9th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
These look amazing and gorgeous and amazing! :D
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on July 9th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
How great is that! Was that first shot in front of an antique store?

One day I'm going to go browse up there.
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on July 11th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)
Neat! I saw two of them in a shop window (the same ones wench18 mentioned), but I didn't realize there was an entire project afoot!