a spy in the house of love

author alexandra bracken

19 Sep thesignaturething:

The question still stands: what the hell is that trophy supposed to be? It looks like the top of it snapped off!
Also, I was thinking the other day how impressive it is that MP and Bob Bowman (who I always refer to in my head as the Maestro of Pain) stayed together for the entirety of Michael’s career. From what, age 11? From Baltimore to Michigan and back? From purposely breaking his goggles before meets to making Katie Hoff cry and flee the pool? I find loyalty very appealing, so let’s give them both a misshapen hunk of medal to celebrate their partnership.

It’s a stainless steel statue by Nick Moran titled “Brindis” (which I think means to drink to/to toast in Spanish?).  You can see a better photo of it here.  For a little while I thought it was supposed to be a take on “Winged Victory,” which might have been cooler.

thesignaturething:

The question still stands: what the hell is that trophy supposed to be? It looks like the top of it snapped off!

Also, I was thinking the other day how impressive it is that MP and Bob Bowman (who I always refer to in my head as the Maestro of Pain) stayed together for the entirety of Michael’s career. From what, age 11? From Baltimore to Michigan and back? From purposely breaking his goggles before meets to making Katie Hoff cry and flee the pool? I find loyalty very appealing, so let’s give them both a misshapen hunk of medal to celebrate their partnership.

It’s a stainless steel statue by Nick Moran titled “Brindis” (which I think means to drink to/to toast in Spanish?).  You can see a better photo of it here.  For a little while I thought it was supposed to be a take on “Winged Victory,” which might have been cooler.

(Source: fyeahusswimboys)

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    Thank you! I can stop losing sleep now that I know—it’s not supposed to “be” anything. It’s just Brindis. And it’s ugly...
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    It’s a stainless steel statue by Nick Moran titled “Brindis” (which I think means to drink to/to toast in Spanish?). You...
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