Many people probably turned off their computers for Labor Day, but I can't help sharing a couple things! First up, isn't this sculpture gorgeous? The sculpture, called Survival of Serena, has been installed in downtown Manhattan for the summer. It portrays a swimmer taking a break, and passersby have been wowed by its hyper-realism—so much so that one day when it rained, people didn't know which drops were real.
But, to me, this sculpture looks strikingly similar to a woman having a home birth and laboring in a tub. (Like this photo of my friend Leigh!) The same athleticism, the same quiet concentration. It's sort of amazing that the artist didn't intend that!
(Photos by Jenna Fain and Andrea Swalec)