Courtesy of Blogcritics comes a link to The Erotic Earth, a series of photographs of — well, rock formations that look like buttocks, penises, testicles, sphincters, vaginas and nipples. Kind of like the porn version of the Fortean Times Simulacra Gallery.
I do like her answer to Frequently Asked Question #24:
Who collects Earth Erotica and where do they display it?
As she writes: “Earth Erotica has been purchased by interior decorators for model homes…” (I have to say the model home would look like one of those mirrored love dens from Bill Owens’s Suburbia series.)
And later: “Parents use the images to talk about sex with their children.” Huh? Like, “Dad, what is that $700 20×30 photograph of a rock formation doing in your bedroom?” “It’s a sphincter, son. [Pause.] Son, I think it’s time we had a little talk.”
And finally my favorite image of all. I’m left speechless.