Continuing on from yesterday, “Desecration #2” shows the second vandalized statue I photographed at Riverside Cemetery in Asheville. This one strikes me as more obscene than the first, I suppose because it’s a little girl. If they were real people, the monk at least might have a fighting chance. (Yeah, I know – monks don’t fight. And I’m anthropomorphizing statues. So what?)
Symbolically, it’s a destruction of innocence.
© 2015 Karen Joslin