Noticing More: Disembodiment

If you think about it, there are a lot of body parts scattered across our cities.

Disembodied heads bedecked with hats or spectacles to tempt the willing consumer. Various appendages can be found in street markets and posh department stores. Museums are filled to the brim with ancient extremities. Occasionally, we might even come across some discarded limbs on our local streets.

Bow London

Bow London

Bow, London

Bow, London

Bow, London

Bow, London

Bow, London

Bow, London

Cody Dock, London

Cody Dock, London

Nikko, Japan

Nikko, Japan

Shimotakaido, Tokyo

Shimotakaido, Tokyo

Brick Lane, London

Brick Lane, London

Sangenjaya, Tokyo

Sangenjaya, Tokyo

We’ve observed that mannequins seem the easiest to overlook and can at times seem even comical in their disembodied state. Dolls of on the other hand take on an eerie disposition. Yet ancient statues. though mutilated by time are still admired in museums and galleries worldwide. Why? An answer to this puzzle could be explained by the words of George Nelson; “the essence of a beautiful thing can survive a surprising amount of damage”.

What our friends and followers have noticed:

One of the biggest joys of running Super Ordinary Life is receiving observations from our friends and people who have recently come across us on Instagram or Twitter. We have a fine foursome of photos to accompany our “disembodiment” issue from Cardboardcities, Jordan Bunker, thesilvercherry and frenchtartelette

Kitty from  Cardboardcities  noticed these lower halves in Cardiff.

Kitty from Cardboardcities noticed these lower halves in Cardiff.

 
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This elegant trio was noticed in London by our buddy Jordan Bunker.

 

thesilvercherry has a great eye! She noticed this choir of heads in Tooting Market, London.

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Noticed by frenchtartelette in Saigon, Vietnam.


This curious theme is definitely one that we will revisit with future blog posts, so if you do have any pics or words that you would like to share there are a few ways that you can get involved :

Instagram

#super_ordinarylife on Instagram. We’d love it if you shared your captures there. We will always credit and link back to you when we use your pics both here or on Instagram.

Email

Send your pictures and friendly words to : Yasumi @ superordinarylife (.) com