Monday, July 14, 2008

Project Black, Take 6: Akua'ba Tours Black

(Please scroll down for Ruby Tuesday and The Alphabet Backwards)

Wow! It's day six of Anna Carson's Project Black.

Today I have just been unabashedly silly. I was looking for a nice way to photograph this little akua'ba that my niece Diana gave to me a few years back. Many years ago, when the world was young, I worked at the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. I feel in love with an Akua'ba replica necklace at the museum gift shop and wore it almost all the time. My sister's kids, who were very young, loved it, so I got each of them a larger plastic one. It's a precious memory for me and I guess for at least one of them. I love this one. I always feel like he's sending me a big hug from Diana. So anyway, I was looking for a way to let the little guy shine and I put him in front of the screen in front of the lily photo at the bottom and the rest, as they say, is history. I couldn't stop - there are actually more than the eight posted here. Each of the pictures in Akua'ba's tour has some black in it (the stamens of the lily are black even if you can't actually tell from the picture). Not great art, but I had fun and hope Akua'ba and I have made you chuckle at least.










My other Project Black posts include:

Cane Corso Mastiff
Crow on the Wire
My Black Cane
Shop Vac and Angel Parts
Truck Parts
Akua'ba Tours Black

25 comments:

Carletta said...

These made me smile! Do you know who "Flat Stanley" is? In short, school kids send him around to places. I thought of that when I looked at your photos.
The one with the crow made me laugh - he looks like he's ready to peck the little guys head! The last one is my favorite.
Clever post Raven. :)

Robert said...

I just read Carletta's comment first. I just heard about Flat Stanley this year! That's funny.

Anyhow, this series reminded me of something totally different. Led Zeppelin had an album in the 70's named Presence. On the cover artwork and the pictures within the pages enclosed was a black statue referred to as "The Object." The Object appeared in every picture as your black object does here. Great idea. Look up the album online to see the images if you're not familiar.

jientje said...

You did have fun, and it shows!
I like the one with the pink background best!

Gattina said...

I never saw this little guy but he looks really cute ! Your compositions are nice, lol !

stefanie said...

I thought of Flat Stanley too, but couldn't remember his name. I think he is quite compelling in the moonlight. Fun!

Leora said...

Adorable. Better than Flat Stanley. Fun!

JFargo said...

Heh. A virtual holiday. :)

I love the statue, and this idea was very clever.

JC said...

That little guy really gets around ;-) You've demonstrated the fun it should be perfectly.

Sanni said...

You did a great job - thanks for putting the huge smile on my face!

Dianne said...

this is wonderful!

plus I learned of Flat Stanley!! gotta look him up.

the first and last are my favorites but each one made me smile, as I scrooled I kept say "ooooh" out loud LOL

thanks Raven, my morning needed that

Michelle said...

I love the photos..you are very clever

Geraldine said...

I just sent you an email.NOW the window opens LOL.....Happy Ruby Tuesday! Hugs, G

Shelly said...

I like the one where the bird is presenting him with a gift of worm...too funny.

juliana said...

this was a really cool and clever tour :)

Tipper said...

You always have the neatest pictures! I think the little guy is adorable.

Diana said...

Hilarious. Reminds me of that french movie where whats-her-head has her father's lawn troll flown all over the world and sends pictures back to him of the troll in front of famous landmarks.

Glad my gift continues to give you joy (and hugs). :)

lissa said...

I like them, you could even take him around the world and take pictures, endless pics

lynn said...

That is so cute. What fun idea. I'm glad the others mentioned flat Stanley. I thought of the same thing but couldn't remember his name.

Jeanne Damoff said...

You made me laugh! :) 25 points.

Oh, and about your comment--I agree. Boys always seems to get the best eyelashes.

Roger said...

Oh that was good! Thank you Raven you just cheered me up!! :D

annette said...

These are neat Raven, you have been busy!

the teach said...

Well, indeed, you are being silly but I'm falling in love with, uh oh, I can't spell it, your little black figure! :)

Dorothy said...

Love these photos! They are so fanciful.

bryan said...

Ha, nice idea! I like the first one.

me ann my camera said...

Great photo of Akua'ba and the Cardinal!!