Somewhere between Easter Island and the lost ruins of Atlantis lies the forgotten land of “Ted”. Teddy Bears have long been revered and these lost monuments built into the cliffs of this forgotten land reveal a long lost love for our cuddly friends. Ok so this is a stretch but you have to have some fun in life, right?
This is my own monument to Ted E. Bear and all the lost Teddy Bears long forgotten from childhood once we become adults. When we forget our childhood, we soon find that we forget how to laugh, how to play, how to dream and pursue our childhood dreams. Somehow once we reach adulthood, all those dreams get socked away in our forgotten drawer only to be pulled out and be reminded once in a while that we have something to do… a simple task. Dream and make those dreams come true. I think that is the beautiful thing about children. They never cease to dream, to laugh and to play and they should. Society puts such pressure on children to grow up fast and put childish things away. Perhaps society in all of its attempts to brainwash us into a life of accepted corporate slavery, has it all wrong. It is the children of the world who have it right and have all along. So dream a little, take time to laugh and play with a child and don’t forget those childhood friends. They helped make you who you are today.
About the image – I photographed some Christmas candy and with the magic of Adobe Photoshop CS5 and JASC Paint Shop Pro, was able to create rocks, boulders, cliffs and borrow from the real life temple of Abu Simbel in Ancient Egypt to create these lost monuments that probably should have appeared on an episode of ‘LOST’.