Far removed from Rodin’s realistic portrayal of the philosophical soul on La Porte de l’Enfer, Steven Harrington’s The Thinker is a comical, cartoonish rendition of a questioning mind. The porcelain piece, produced through Case Studyo in Belgium, is less of an internal struggle than an external conversation. The protruding nose – so much so that it deserves a higher designation than 3D – and the parted lips are only some of the fascinating features that this thinker poses. The disproportionate face is awkward, yes, but it is also thought-provoking. That’s the whole point, isn’t it?

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Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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