Cruising with a Goddess

Ivory Bar Goddess Β© 2008 Bo Mackison

Who decorates these cruise ships, anyway? I admit some areas in the ship are wonderful, but here is a photograph of the ‘Ivory Bar’ goddess. Hmm. First there are white plastic 6-foot-tall elephant tusks along the walls and now I see colorful murals on all flat surfaces of, uh, I think they’re goddesses of some sort. I never was any good at mythology.

I love the painting itself, but it is in an interesting location.Had to share. She is rather fun.

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  1. Very colorful painting, I always likes Indiana paintings a lot of bold and vivid colors. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  2. Oops.. I just wrote Indiana instead of Indian can you tell where I am from ? πŸ™‚

  3. very intricate kitsch. koons would approve

  4. Different is right, but I like it.

  5. Rad Pix. Love iguana.

  6. Bernie, My question is, does Indiana have bold, vivid colors, too.

    jpt, Koons would charges $24 million though.

    Robin, thank God there IS different in this world.

  7. She looks like the older, heavier mother of Kali, the mother goddess. Looks like she’s been cruisin’ a bit long.

  8. ladypercy says:

    Cute picture

  9. Wow, she’s got more double chins than I do. Cool! πŸ™‚

  10. very cool for sure!

  11. jack dillon says:

    Very Interesting pic. May look better after a few drinks

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