Sunday, December 13, 2009

Liu Bolin Is Buzzin'

Tiger Woods is still the top search topic on Yahoo today, but the big breakout search topic is a Chinese artist named Liu Bolin. Oddity Central calls him the real life invisible man.

Bolin is a 36 year old artist in China who is apparently protesting the actions of his government for shutting down his studio in 2005. If I understand the issue, they wanted him to "fit in" and so now he does paintings of himself in such a manner that he does blend in... with his surroundings. You can see some of his work here.

When speaking about his work Bolin cites the chameleon and other creatures which blend into their surroundings as a means of self-preservation. It is a theme Woody Allen explored in his hilarious but deeply serious film Zelig.

I'm sure Tiger Woods wishes he could make himself this invisible.


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