silver linings on the setting sun
"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." -- Oscar Wilde

nyc transplant, canadian soul. sporadic brushstrokes, occasional penmanship, continuous wandering.

Shalekhet (Fallen Leaves), by Menashe Kadishman

An art installation from the Jewish Museum in Berlin. It’s literally over ten thousand metal faces, piled on the floor. You can walk on them, and the section of the room ends in a dark cave-y overhang.

I think this one will be firmly engraved in my memory for a while. The artist dedicated the faces to the victims of war and violence. They make a loud clanging sound when you step on them, and you can hear it two rooms down. All the faces are slightly different, but most of them look like they’re screaming, and someone mentioned the lumpy bits of the metal make it seem like some are crying too. And walking on it and hearing the sound under your feet… it’s unnerving.

  1. kohiger reblogged this from charcoalines and added:
    Beautiful, in a tragic way
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    They have some of these in the Jersusalem memorial too. It just stops your heart when you see them.
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    Just wow.
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  19. the-united-states-of-america said: Oh my. Your description along with the colors in the photo make me really want to visit this place. Thanks for sharing this.
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