And as if on cue, March 1st dawned cloudy and cool. And there was much rejoicing. And on that day, 5000 Sydneysiders celebrated autumn by stripping naked on the steps of the Opera House for a photo shoot. The photographer, Spencer Tunick, is the guy that does the photos all over the world of lots of naked folks. It's art, y'all. Do I sound like a Philistine, poking a little fun at this? I know, I know--I'm sure it's about all of us embracing ourselves as we truly are, dropping our false selves and facades. The shock of nakedness becoming common as it's swallowed up in sheer numbers of people. I get that. But you know what? I don't really need to see your rear end to accept you as a fellow human. You and I? We're cool.
I saw a clip on the news about it and Tunick was saying that the structure of the Opera House reminded him of three huge whales swimming toward all the people. And I guess all the naked people reminded him of, well, people who had just taken their clothes off. I'm not sure what message whales and nekkid folks is meant to communicate, but then, I am not very artistic. Ask anyone who knows me.
I'm not including pics in case you have a four year old reading over your shoulder or whatever, but you can click on the link above if you like. Here's what you'll see. A whole buncha butts. Pretty exciting stuff. If you like to look at lots and lots and lots of butts.
Have a great day. And if you get chilly, put on a sweater, okay?