I wanted to share one more photograph from my recent trip to Tampa, Florida. This (see Figure 1) is a photograph of Dominique Martinez’s marvelous sculpture “Nemo on Wheaties.” Nemo in this case is an angler fish – in fact a rather scary looking angler fish. He captures the sunlight in many ways, but most particularly in his shiney convex eyes that invariably place a diminutive photographer in the picture.
What is probably most appealing to me about Nemo on Wheaties is that he reminds me of a book that I used to read to my son when he was small entitled Big Al. Big Al was the ugliest fish in the sea, and as a result none of the other fish wanted to associate with him. But in the end Big Al saved the day by rescuing all the other fish from become dinner. I loved Big Al.