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Taking art for granted, Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, Sedona, Arizona

Incongruous images are often created by photographing people who appear to be oblivious to their settings. I spent an hour roaming the squares, parks, and galleries of this well-known arts and crafts village looking for such an opportunity. I found these folks seated on a bench, engaged in conversation. They are probably well aware that they are seated almost underneath a huge bronze sculpture of a rearing stallion, yet at this moment they seem more interested in speaking with each other than looking and responding to the art that surrounds them. The horse appears to be about to crush them beneath its hooves and they pay it no heed. They are oblivious -- indeed impervious -- to the implied danger looming above them. The horse is huge, while they are small in scale. They appear to be utterly unconcerned because they take their surroundings -- a place full of art - for granted. They can't see what we, as viewers, see here. We are amused, while they are not.

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