weekly photo challenge: work of art

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Speak no evil, Hear no evil and particularly for this challenge: see no evil! Because everything can be seen as a work of art!

Why do we collect the 3 wise monkeys? One of the main reasons is that we like to see the different interpretations and techniques used to create the little statues. Some of the statues are so cleverly formed that they almost have personalities of their own. To be able to create that is a work of art 🙂

Our latest 3 wise monkeys purchase was from our long weekend in Port Macquarie at the beginning of the year. Purchased from a Fair Trade shop, these pottery monkeys were made  South Africa. The colours, the facial expressions, the style: they are so unique. They have to be one of our favourites from our collection.

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Have a great weekend, everyone!!

 

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19 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: work of art

    charlypriest said:
    May 19, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Those are some freakish-cool monkeys you have

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 19, 2014 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks!! They are one of our favs from our collection but got added for this theme as they are the most recently purchased 🙂

    Savvy Kenya (@savvykenya) said:
    May 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Speaking of monkey art, check out this picture on a post from some 5 years ago: http://jkuattalkshop.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/the-storymoja-hay-festival-kenya-3/#jp-carousel-937

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 19, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      No way!! That is one of the coolest versions of the three wise monkeys we have ever seen! Thank you so much for sharing it with us 🙂

    the eternal traveller said:
    May 18, 2014 at 8:47 am

    They have such mischievous looks on their faces…as if they have very naughty ideas brewing. We have a set of wooden monkeys we bought in Singapore many years ago, on our first overseas trip. You’ve inspired me to get them out again.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 18, 2014 at 11:55 am

      Glad to have inspired! The first set we ever bought for ourselves were from Singapore as well (which was our first trip oversea too) 🙂

        the eternal traveller said:
        May 18, 2014 at 5:52 pm

        I am astounded at how much we seem to have in common.

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          May 18, 2014 at 6:25 pm

          Yeh, we were thinking the same!! Kindred spirits? 😉 It’s pretty awesome!

    y. prior said:
    May 18, 2014 at 5:37 am

    what an awesome thing to collect – love this – and I like your artistic reason for doing so – and the meaning of the message that this trio brings- very cool. 🙂

    and I like the colors on the monkeys in the photo you gave us for this post – the crackle and bright colors are nice. have a great day. 🙂 ~y.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 18, 2014 at 6:22 am

      Thank Yvette 🙂 we really love these guys because of the ‘crackle’ too. Makes them so unique!
      It’s actually quite interesting how some monkeys can have ‘angry’ or almost ‘wicked’ faces – we don’t tend to pick up those ones 😉
      Hope you have a great day too!!!

        y. prior said:
        May 18, 2014 at 7:04 am

        well I know what you mean – I have seen some of the fierce sets – !?#! – oh and my son actually made a set of these monkeys – in mostly brown paint – and they are in the attic packed away (when he got older he wanted to clear out his room and they were stored) but if and when we get to them – I will grab a photo and come and let you know in a comment.

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          May 18, 2014 at 7:20 am

          Ooh that would be awesome! And what a clever son you have 🙂

        y. prior said:
        May 18, 2014 at 7:28 am

        thanks! and it was a kit of a birthday gift he got one year from a friend – and the high gloss paint makes it look like it was fired in a kiln – but it wasn’t.

    macmsue said:
    May 17, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I’m a big fan of Wise Monkeys. Like your collection.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 17, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Really?? So happy to hear another wise monkeys fan 🙂 And so glad you
      like our collection!! Slowly growing ….
      😉

    katpegimana said:
    May 17, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    So cute!!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 17, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Yes, we think so too 😉
      Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Shelley @Travel-Stained said:
    May 17, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Haha, you clever monkeys, you. 😉

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