Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ian Thal [125]

Ian Thal
Somerville, MA, USA

1. Outside the Boylston Street not-an-entrance-or-a-birthday-present to the Huntington Convention Center T-Stop. In the entire time I have lived in Boston, though the station has changed its name, this thing that looks like an entrance has remained a not-an-entrance-or-a-birthday-present.

2. A Shepard Fairey in Harvard Square to which some one has added some commentary by way of a stencil. (Detail.) Not sure I completely agree, but it is certainly a thesis worth discussing.

3. This is when Sophocles was working for Hallmark. After this point I could not stomach another sidewalk aphorism about love and reverted to my normally cynical self.

1 comment:

  1. Just to clarify: the quote in the third image is actually from Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus (a sequel to Oedipus the King) which is probably Sophocles' least popular play as it doesn't have the all the murder, suicide, self-mutilation, and incest that are key ingredients of his more acclaimed works.