Yes, I think that thread got off to a bad start and went downhill. I pm'd zooby that he can start another similar thread if he'd like. I think that one was a lost cause.
I can import posts from the deleted thread into the new one, if you'd like your posts moved. As a matter of fact you can start the thread if you'd like.
I posted in it quite recently, did the deletion have anything to do with my post? Was it offensive or indecipherable, both?
Not at all. After several attempts to get it back on track, it kept going downhill.
ok, thanks. Sorry about the thread, it was interesting.
Evo is right. It was stupid. Fun, but stupid. It should have just been locked though, not deleted.
I wondered what happened to it--I think that was one of the last ones before the 'flu', etc. Hmmmm---how far did it derail?
even for GD?----
my, my, MY
I drove past this the other day, turns out the taxpayers paid $100,000.00 for this hideous monstrosity to be erected on a street corner. The picture is poor quality and you can't tell how poorly constructed this mess is, rivets and weld marks showing. It's huge, hideous, an abomination, but that's just my opinion. I'm embarrassed of it. Up close, it looks like someone banged out a bunch of old car hoods, spray painted them bright blue then welded them together.
it looks like a type of cactus
DID YOU FIND YOUR /(his) CAMERA????!!!!
Years ago, after demolishing the WWII era Quonset hut that had served as the Admin building. Oregon State U was in the process of turning the opened up land into a parking lot. Student protest (Did I say this was '71? ) Saved a nice plot which became known as The Peoples Park. When I got there in '74, it was a small but nicely groomed park with just enough trees to provide some solitude from the adjacent busy walkways. The fact that this quiet little park was right across the street from the Physics Dept meant that over the years it was one of my favorite lunch on a sunny day spots.
Well about '77 or '78 someone donated a absolutely hideous psychedelic painted right triangle about 6' x 10' (just approximate guys pick some numbers in that range that work!) Seems that there is a law somewhere saying that if someone donates a sculpture to the University, the University MUST display it. Well, since no one that mattered wanted anything to do with the sculpture, it got parked in that quite secluded corner of campus called Peoples Park. I had to share my meditation grove with this monstrosity until I left OSU in 1988.
As an update the whole area has become a huge student residence building. My park is gone. Sorry no pics.
You guys better stay away from the hirshhorn in dc then!
I like that blue cactus. I dont know the context of it next to the surrounding space though.
I don't mind the blue cactus thing either (I think I'm finding out recently that Cyrus and I have similar taste in sculptures). I'm sure the hirshhorn thing will be very nice once they finish building it too. :uhh: (It looks like a pile of steel beams waiting to be assembled into a building.)
The more someone gets 'into' art, the more 'popular' forms (realism, for example) may become more common and less interesting. 'New' or different becomes more interesting--the one problem there, I see, is that sometimes, 'new'/'different' can be sometimes over hyped and given more attention/over-praised for its peculiarity rather than its importance/beauty.
Realism is generally accepted by many due to the basic idea that it is 'recognizable'--a painting of a cow doesn't require much thought. Pollack's work was a step in the progression that had been going on for a while, and was (and is) accepted as that 'next' step in that specific area of the 'the artistic expression'.
It's not a cactus, it's a "dance". :uhh: That's a picture before they landscaped around it. I'll see if I can find my camera and get a better picture of it.
And the picture makes it look a LOT better than it looks in person.
Here's one for you, Evo. It's so....so.... Well it just is.
It looks more like a prickly pear cactus than a duck---but a name is a name is a name. --dance is a nice name---better than 'NUCLEAR HOLOCOST'
Now, that's not bad, it kind of looks like a mace used to bludgeon someone's head in. That blue mess is a bunch of car hoods welded together, for the low, low price of $100,000.00 of taxpayer's money.
Well, the sculptor who built the stainless-steel "whirligig" for Waterville put over 1600 hours into the project, and assuming he's not working for peanuts, that is one expensive monstrosity. I don't know how much they paid for it, but it was too much. U.G.L.Y.
There's a law here in Illinois that 1% of the cost of any new state government building has to be devoted to the 'arts' in/around/for that building-----
maybe there's an underground government office under that sculpture...
has this thread 'mellowed' enough to be put in GD?
It looks like some sort of giant ray gun from a 1960s era sci fi flick (or something Marvin the Martian would use). :rofl:
Those giant sculptures really aren't meant to be studied up close, but to just add some interest to an otherwise empty space. I don't know about "Dance" but I really think it looks more like a cactus...I like it. Then again, I liked the blue trees someone posted in the ugly campus thread. Maybe it's just blue sculpture I like.
As part owner of the blue dancing cactus, I will allow you to take it away. It's the size of a small building, weighs 12,000 lbs and is an eyesore at what would otherwise be a very pleasant intersection. People here HATE it.
Most people around here hate the whirligig, too, especially the delivery truck drivers who have to navigate that convoluted parking lot where it is installed.
In the town that we last resided, we had the world's largest wooden Indian. It's bug-ugly, but at least it's somewhat representative of the history of the area. The fishing net and spear are appropriate because fishing at the waterfall (now occupied by a hydro dam) was a handy way to get food.
yeah--but, if it was gone--people wouldn't stop and take photos of it, or of them standing in front of it, or know where to meet ("let's meet at the big cactus!")-----I wouldn't doubt that people have gotten married in front of it--
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