Two for Tuesday: Creepy Children
Have you ever noticed children, with their large, out of proportion, frequently misshapen heads? Heads so big that it takes them at least three months to be able to lift it with any degree of reliability? Anatomically they seem to be closer to adult little green men than to adult human beings, and yet we’re programmed to think they’re adorable.
Perhaps you’ll rethink that stance after seeing these postcards:
Blédine seems to be France’s answer to Pablum; upon reaching baby’s stomach, I suspect that Blédine surrenders more easily. I had thought that the Pablum folks went out of business long ago, but apparently Pablum was acquired by and is still made by the H.J. Heinz Company. Both Blédine and Pablum are marketed around the world, but neither is readily available here in the U.S., so far as I know.
This is an ad card from Studio Gallery in San Francisco for their 2005 show “Fun + Games: Work Inspired by Toys, Games, Sports & Fun”. It’s just not in me to understand how finding a couple of creepy dolls in the dumpster and putting them on display can be in any way construed as art; maybe that’s why I have a job instead of drawing government subsidies from the NEA.