Not every scene from an abandoned asylum looks like a scene straight out of Dresden circa 1946. Clean up the paint chips, and cut the vines climbing in through the window, and this might just look like a modern dentist’s office - rather than one in an abandoned building slated for demolition in Creedmoor State Hospital’s Building 3 complex. You have to wonder how much of this equipment would have been greatly appreciated by some local free clinic!
No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh. - Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini