Friday, August 13, 2010

intentional blindness

Italian sculptor, Willy Verginer, offers his compelling installation entitled, Cecita Voluta, which in English means Intentional Blindness.  I find the title of the work almost as intriguing as the work itself.  I think there are times in each of our lives we choose to be "intentionally blind"... some times it's for convenience, other times out of love.  Is it ever the right way to handle a situation?















13 comments:

  1. This is very beautiful. Love the concept.

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  2. Very very interesting.

    Thank you for the comment over on my blog. :-)

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  3. Interesting! Thanks for sharing...I could go and look at those for hours.

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  4. i hate it when i'm not brave enough to open my eyes to the truth. thanks for this encouragement.
    chasity

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  5. wow...simply incredible..thanks for sharing!

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  6. Wow...what an incredibly unique and interesting exhibit...and yes, I think there are times when it's appropriate to "turn a blind eye" on things, but NOT to turn your back. Kind of like when you're teaching a child a lesson... you may step back and "pretend" not to see what's happening, but all the while not turning completely away in the event that you need to render aid...does that even make any sense? Wonderful, thought-provoking post!

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  7. Strange....but I wonder how many marriages last because of intentional blindness? Just stopped by from SITS to say hello; hope you will find time to do the same.

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  8. Really really really really . . . Cool.

    Absolutely LOVE this. And Absolutely LOVE your blog, too. Thanks for your comment on my post earlier, and I'm following you now, which means I'll be back! I'm off to read more posts now - but I can already tell that your stop is going to be a favorite of mine!

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  9. Ooooo -and your a fan of Betty's, too! (Bossy Betty, that is.) Isn't she amazing?! Any fan of Betty's is a fan of mine!

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  10. Those are pretty powerful images.

    I usually like to keep my eyes wide open. But (with adult children now) sometimes I have to act as if they are closed.

    Or just keep my mouth closed...

    ;)

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  11. Cool, never heard of him. Does he work in Italy or the US?

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