Art is subjective. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I’ve heard them all, yet I couldn’t help giving the side-eye to some of the masterpieces on Celebrity Summit, one of four Millennium-class ships reputed for their pieces. From creepy beaded busts to aluminum alien stools, some of Summit’s unsettling artwork didn’t quite jive with the new warm, contemporary decor introduced in the January dry-dock.
Bead Head. We posted a photo of strawberry bead head on Facebook a few days ago, and the majority of the over 100 commenters dubbed her “creepy.” I can’t help but agree – this super-sparkly head with the vacant stare and Chiclet teeth is a bit disturbing. Oh, and blonde, raven and brunette versions also grace a number of Summit’s mid-ship stairwells.
Dead Man on Deck. Every time I passed by this semi-prone statue, I was taken aback. It evokes images from crime shows like CSI and Law & Order. I mean, the guy just looks so helpless. I suppose the idea is that he resembles passengers relaxing poolside, but if I saw a fellow cruiser this zonked I’d be at least a little concerned.
Funny Man. He is laughing, but it sort of looks like he’s wailing in pain. This guy occupies a hall near Summit’s main dining room, so we got quite familiar with his demeanor. I’m pretty sure he’s supposed to be a happy little man, but sitting all alone in the corner of a large hall, he seems more depressed than jovial.
You want me to sit where? After walking by this gem a few times — thinking it was just an abstract sculpture of some sort – I finally peeked at the associated placard. To my astonishment, it’s actually a stool! That’s right, as in for sitting. Not only is it impossibly narrow, but it has an ultra-slick finish and slopes dangerously downward.
Follow Shayne’s reports from Celebrity Summit, including her take on watching the Super Bowl at sea and her musing on whether or not a Concierge-Class cabin is worth the extra price.
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