Many people probably turned off their computers for Labor Day, but I can’t help sharing a couple things! First up, isn’t this sculpture gorgeous? The sculpture, called Survival of Serena, has been installed in downtown Manhattan for the summer. It portrays a swimmer taking a break, and passersby have been wowed by its hyper-realism—so much so that one day when it rained, people didn’t know which drops were real.
But, to me, this sculpture looks strikingly similar to a woman having a home birth and laboring in a tub. (Like this photo of my friend Leigh!) The same athleticism, the same quiet concentration. It’s sort of amazing that the artist didn’t intend that!