After reading “Thinking as a Hobby”, it was apparent that the three statuettes were all very symbolic in their own unique way. The pure, effortless beauty that is portrayed by the nearly naked woman in a bath towel shows that beauty is so insanely important to the world in which we live. The second statuette talked about in this document is the leopard, which symbolizes nature. The way the leopard is positioned in the beginning of this piece of work symbolizes the way humans are always under the authority of nature, whether we want to admit it or not. Finally, we each the thinker.
This is a very well known statue showing a man, chin to fist, elbow to knee, clearly symbolizing an “image of pure thought”. The Thinker also represents man’s incessant quest for knowledge. In the beginning of this work, all three statuettes do basically in and of themselves, not really have to do with each other. However, after they are rearranged, they all seem to take on a new symbol. Placing the woman in front of the “A-AH” does not make her seem to represent beauty; rather she seems to take on a sense of excessive vulnerability, not really knowing hat to do.
Placing the thinker in front of the leopard absolutely changes every aspect of the symbols, which they represented. The thinker seems to turn to fear rather than thought. The leopard takes on the role of danger and threat, which are both ignoramus parts of human lives. It seems that simply placing these statuettes In different positions, allows them to take on an entirely new meaning, thus playing along with the whole theme of different levels of thought that was apparent throughout the work.