I've seen a lot of statues in Sarasota, but never a living statue. And, this one was attracting a lot of attention.
This guy was at the downtown Farmers Market yesterday performing as a statue, which occasionally would transform into a robot which would then play the guitar and sing and then transform back into a statue. His name is Ralph and he told me with a nice North Carolina twang that this is the third time he's performed at the Sarasota Farmers Market. He was really quite good...as still as...well, a statue...and he could make robotic whistling and whirling sounds that were right on the mark. And, his brief singing stints were pretty good as well. Rather entertaining. I can't help but wonder, though, what it's like to wear all that white makeup for so many hours.