People often ask why I am so attracted to photographing sculptures. Being unable to come up
with a rational explanation, I usually reply with a joke: “There are two reasons: they never move and never complain”.
Anyway, when about a year ago Princeton University opened an exhibition of a famous Chinese sculptor Ai Weiwei =”Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” (see http://www.princeton.edu/aiww/about), I could not resist temptation and took a number of shots there. The exhibition is at the Robertson Hall on Washington Road; it features 12 bronze monumental sculptures of animal heads, real or fantastic, each representing a sign of the Chinese zodiac (don’t quite understand why the word “circle” is used
there – the sculptures are placed in a stright line):
The shooting was not very successful and later I deleted most of the images without regrets. But one of them was worthwhile photoshoping, and I have been just pleased to learn that it got a Merit Award at the “Focus on Sculpture” annual photo exhibition at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ (see http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/Exhibitions/Educaton-Gallery-Exhibition-Focus-on-Sculpture):