I love to photograph these sculptures. Every time I look at them, I see something beautiful that I must capture with my camera. I don't know if it's a desire to own these sculptures for myself (if I had a bazillion dollars, I'd buy them all for my own indoor garden), or if I have some deeper connection to them which I want to explore through my photography.
What I am aware of is that each one of these sculptures has been made by some other artist. Sure, they're over 2,000 years old, but that doesn't change the fact that some ancient artisan created these great works of art with their bare hands. Who the hell am I to come by and just photograph them? And how can I call these photographs my “art” now?
In fact, this brings up a whole host of questions which I'm not prepared to bombard either you or me with on this Saturday morning. For now, I'll just present these for what they are: shots I took at the museum yesterday.