Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sepia Scenes: A Flirty Fellow

I met this guy at The American Museum of Natural History in NYC.



SEPIA SCENES

14 comments:

Carletta said...

It's cute and menacing at the same time!
The hammered metal (?) is quite nice in sepia.

Greyscale Territory said...

Wow! Quite beautifully confronting! Looking great in sepia!

bobbie said...

A sepia lizard might be really hard to spot in life. This one is a beauty.

Daryl said...

He could be an extra in a Harry Potter movie ..

ellievellie said...

Looks cute behind glass - wouldn't like to meet him while biting my head off :)Is that its real size

Melli said...

ROFL! HE caught me off guard for sure! LOL! I wonder what he looks like in color... I haven't decided if he's cute or ugly!

Dianne said...

Hi guys :)

wanted to answer ellie and melli (how cute does that sound)

it's an enlarged sculpture - the point of this piece was to show how intricate their tongues are - and how they use them
the kids I took spent the rest of the day sticking their tongues out!!
their natural color ranges from muddy browns to vivid greens - if I understood the curator
this sculpture was done in hammered metal - the original is not far off from the sepia

Patti said...

He is kinda scary. Don't know if I would call him flirty. ;-)

I missed seeing you on Ruby Tuesday.

Bryan said...

I think he wants a treat.

Terry said...

Howdy Dianne
Wow you have the best time with your photos.
Love them all .
I have been trying to get blogger to let me leave comments but have had a few isssues the past few days.
Thought I would try again and I am here :)
Yeah just in time to see lots of great photos.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Happy trails
Hugs for the 4th :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hmmm. I must admit snakes usually make me jump when I see them but this one is kinda cute. ;-)

Ralph said...

This bronze reptile is almost smiling. But this guy is at least an honest reptile. Far different than the two-legged reptiles I often run into...

napaboaniya said...

Looking both creepy and adorable at the same time :)

maryt/theteach said...

Can't say he's cute, Dianne, but I love him in sepia tone! :)