Art on the Darkside this week challenged us to think about wishes, desires and to be careful what you wish for.
Arnold and Camille were the mannequins placed in front of the Travel Department at the Fancy Fare Department Store in Downtown Poughkeepsi, New York. They had stood there for months, as two charming charismatic dancers in love, enticing young and old housewives to convince their husbands that a trip to Europe, Asia, anywhere would spice up their lives.
To everyone’s surprise this display worked so well, that travel sales had reached an all time high, not to mention the unmentionables in the lingerie department. However, unbeknownst to everyone in his employ Donald Gordon the store owner, had obtained a magic potion which he had sprinkled on the carpet around the display where Arnold and Camille stood locked in their poses.
So powerful was the potion that Arnold now believed that this magic could somehow spice up his relationship with Camille. He unfortunately forgot a few minor details when he formulated his wish, such as money to live on, and to not be molded to Camille so that she would not be stepping on his foot.
It is hard to think when you look so pretty but have no brains. Be careful of what you wish for, and try and remember those pesky details. Christen
All images are from Dover, except the world map.