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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Galleries >> Gallery Two: Travel Incongruities > Waves, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, Arizona, 2008
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28-APR-2008

Waves, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, Arizona, 2008

The huge human hand on the façade of this museum seems to be waving at us, while a group of school children in the glassed-in tower just above it are waving as well. They don’t see the big hand, just a guy with a camera pointed at them. I crop the image into a geometric design by including the building elements on both sides of the glass tower.
The entire image becomes a cohesive grid, supporting both the unique structure of the museum itself and the incongruity of those waves, both small and large.

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Phil Douglis18-Jun-2008 17:39
Thanks, Jenene, for this observation. School field trips are unforgettable. I still vividly remember visiting the Chicago Historical Society in 1946 with my social studies class. I was in the seventh grade, and from that day forward, history became a priority with me. (If you look at all 2,100 images currently in this cyberbook, you will see many images that speak of history.) The kids in this picture are having fun with me and with each other, and I hope that they always will remember the day they visited the Arizona Science Center with their classmates.
JSWaters18-Jun-2008 05:56
All learning should be this fun. You go to the museum and interact with the exhibits and the other visitors. You learn that people of all ages are still interested in learning - and want you, as a young visitor, to learn even more. Kids get it, we just have to remember that they do.
Jenene
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