And forget about game, I’ma spit the truth! I won’t stop ’till I get ’em in they birthday suit…

Glad I finally got a chance to name-check Luda!  The image in question is one of a series of sculptures by the great Norwegian artist Skule Waksvik, appropriately called “Lady at the Wharf” as it is installed at Oslo’s harbor, the Aker Brygge.  Norwegians value public art as I have mentioned before, and many of Waksvik’s sculptures are installed around the city and the country.  Although some may consider the frank nudity of his voluptuous models a trifle off-putting, I enjoy his work as sincere expressions of appreciation for the female form.  If you’d like to learn a bit more about Waksvik, and indeed about Norway in general, check out the great blog by RennyBA here (don’t worry, he writes in English for the benefit of his broader audience).  (31 August, 2011  Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway)