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(KING 5 News)   An artist created by hand a 12-foot tall, 1,500-pound granite sculpture of a person in a yoga pose on a volcanic outcrop in Puget Sound, so naturally the feds are considering dismantling it   (king5.com) divider line 66
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2013-06-18 10:34:24 AM
How dare that person exercise his creative freedom?
 
2013-06-18 10:52:17 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-18 11:53:26 AM
Well, it IS letting in Satan.
 
2013-06-18 11:55:44 AM

WelldeadLink:


Look at the pictures. If his 'art' had been artistic there'd be far fewer complaints.
 
2013-06-18 11:56:20 AM
I'd like to know the details of construction; seems like a hazard to anyone standing near it.
 
2013-06-18 11:56:45 AM
Vandalism, is vandalism.
 
2013-06-18 11:57:09 AM
Works of art are communist, subversive acts meant to keep people from doing their jobs to further the cause of capitalism freedom and sap us of our precious bodily fluids.
 
2013-06-18 11:57:22 AM
So he built something on someone else's property, without the permission of the property owner, and people are upset that the owner might not want it there? How dare they try to repress his creative freedom...
 
2013-06-18 11:58:20 AM
Tough call. You don't want people putting crap up without permission. On the other hand, this is a pretty cool sculpture.
 
2013-06-18 11:58:36 AM
That being said, it's not like some tagger jerkoff who learned to make a Krylon cartoon over and over.  Does somebody own the damn rocks?
 
2013-06-18 11:59:25 AM
So somebody DOES own the rocks and the dirt they're on?
 
2013-06-18 12:00:33 PM
Fark headline:  "the feds are considering dismantling it "

FTFA: " It's also unclear what, if anything the feds plan to do. "
 
2013-06-18 12:00:43 PM
They should have his sculpture removed and commission someone with talent to put up something worth looking at.
 
2013-06-18 12:00:44 PM

Russ1642: WelldeadLink:

Look at the pictures. If his 'art' had been artistic there'd be far fewer complaints.


FTFA:  "While no formal complaints have been lodged..."
 
2013-06-18 12:02:30 PM
Que Stealth Hippo and pictures of sweet, sweet yoga pants.
 
2013-06-18 12:03:54 PM
¿Que?
 
2013-06-18 12:04:16 PM

Nasty_McFilth: Russ1642: WelldeadLink:

Look at the pictures. If his 'art' had been artistic there'd be far fewer complaints.

FTFA:  "While no formal complaints have been lodged..."


A complaint isn't real until its dressed in a tux.
 
2013-06-18 12:06:22 PM
Cool sculpture.

/zul's opinion.
//you wanted it, right?
 
2013-06-18 12:08:38 PM
I think the art is cool. Now this thread should devolve into a yoga pants thread because I firmly believe women in yoga pants is fine art.
 
2013-06-18 12:09:04 PM

Russ1642: They should have his sculpture removed and commission someone with talent to put up something worth looking at.


You wanna pay for that? I don't.
 
2013-06-18 12:09:34 PM
Albany Bulb across from San Francisco.  Was a landfill into the bay that was more or less abandoned and started growing native plants and hosting native wildlife.  It also became a home for some really neat stuff:

http://www.google.com/search?q=albany+bulb+art&client=firefox-a&hs=6 uz &rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=14X AUbauOILDigK9z4HYAg&ved=0CCoQsAQ&biw=1104&bih=841
 
2013-06-18 12:10:04 PM
media.king5.com

Ugly....reeks of burning man and patchouli
 
2013-06-18 12:13:34 PM
IDK how to post a picture but I have the exact sculpture on my desk at work. I'm going to sue for intellectual rights infringements.
 
2013-06-18 12:14:59 PM

Superjew: ¿Que?


Queue?
 
2013-06-18 12:15:18 PM

DonkeyDixon: So he built something on someone else's property, without the permission of the property owner, and people are upset that the owner might not want it there? How dare they try to repress his creative freedom...


Yeah!  And now that I know this guys name, I'm going to paint a mural on his living room wall!  I'm not going to take anything, so I'm not hurting anyone.

/This is Seattle.  If he'd asked, I'm guessing someone would have given him permission.
 
2013-06-18 12:16:49 PM

DonkeyDixon: So he built something on someone else's property, without the permission of the property owner, and people are upset that the owner might not want it there? How dare they try to repress his creative freedom...


This.
 
2013-06-18 12:17:02 PM

Halstread: Superjew: ¿Que?

Queue?


blog.starcostumes.com
 
2013-06-18 12:17:24 PM
I likes. I approves. Hater's gonna hate.
 
2013-06-18 12:17:30 PM

gopher321: How dare that person exercise his creative freedom?


bunner: So somebody DOES own the rocks and the dirt they're on?


FTA: Blakely Rock is owned by the federal government.
 
2013-06-18 12:18:39 PM

WelldeadLink: [upload.wikimedia.org image 500x375]


Much smaller than you think.

A little story about the statue:
I was in Denmark and had a chance to get over and see this statue. While I was there a contingent of Japanese tourists rolled up their pants and took off their shoes and proceeded to walk into the water in an attempt to get closer to it. The water gets very deep very fast, I would guess to prevent this kind of thing. They walked in until the water reached their knees before they gave up. And they were very unhappy that they couldn't get out to the statue to have their picture taken with with.

I was just watching in amazement.
/end
 
2013-06-18 12:20:44 PM
blogs.que.es
 
2013-06-18 12:21:24 PM
Wait, was he paying his homage to Galaxy Quest?  If that's the case, then I retract my previous snark.

www.fxguide.com
 
2013-06-18 12:21:24 PM

farker99: WelldeadLink: [upload.wikimedia.org image 500x375]

Much smaller than you think.

A little story about the statue:
I was in Denmark and had a chance to get over and see this statue. While I was there a contingent of Japanese tourists rolled up their pants and took off their shoes and proceeded to walk into the water in an attempt to get closer to it. The water gets very deep very fast, I would guess to prevent this kind of thing. They walked in until the water reached their knees before they gave up. And they were very unhappy that they couldn't get out to the statue to have their picture taken with with.

I was just watching in amazement.
/end


What amazed you?
 
2013-06-18 12:21:25 PM
Meh - the Inuit did this yeeeeeears ago.
www.cbantlerart.com
Come at me, bro!
 
2013-06-18 12:26:20 PM

oldfarthenry: Meh - the Inuit did this yeeeeeears ago.
[www.cbantlerart.com image 600x450]
Come at me, bro!


You guys make me laugh.  Ever heard of
Pareidolia?
 
2013-06-18 12:28:23 PM
next thing youll tell me this is a penis  www.visitingdc.com
 
2013-06-18 12:32:44 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Tough call. You don't want people putting crap up without permission. On the other hand, this is a pretty cool sculpture.


+1

Not the most amazing piece of art I've ever seen but I like it. I'm sure lawsuits are already being filed as we speak though. This is America, after all.
 
2013-06-18 12:32:59 PM

SmellsLikePoo: I'd like to know the details of construction; seems like a hazard to anyone standing near it.


This. I wonder if this is the same fellow who stacks rocks on the waterfront during Hempfest. If so, those things are VERY precariously stacked, and I would not be surprised if this wasn't the same way.

Forget about the potential of him hurting himself; he could very likely seriously injure somebody else. What a douche.
 
2013-06-18 12:33:49 PM

Ricardo Klement: Well, it IS letting in Satan.


Because you made a pact with him years ago to drive out the French.
 
2013-06-18 12:33:50 PM

bunner: That being said, it's not like some tagger jerkoff who learned to make a Krylon cartoon over and over.  Does somebody own the damn rocks?


They only make it once. You see, there are these things called "stencils" that many taggers use.
 
2013-06-18 12:34:33 PM
 
2013-06-18 12:34:55 PM

Eirik: DonkeyDixon: So he built something on someone else's property, without the permission of the property owner, and people are upset that the owner might not want it there? How dare they try to repress his creative freedom...

Yeah!  And now that I know this guys name, I'm going to paint a mural on his living room wall!  I'm not going to take anything, so I'm not hurting anyone.

/This is Seattle.  If he'd asked, I'm guessing someone would have given him permission.


Yeah, but then he wouldn't be able to give interviews to papers acting all surprised that people are upset.
 
2013-06-18 12:35:08 PM

Agnes Gonxha's Confidant: next thing youll tell me this is a penis  [www.visitingdc.com image 620x499]


It changes color at the base of the condom.
 
2013-06-18 12:46:49 PM

bunner: So somebody DOES own the rocks and the dirt they're on?


The Federal government owns the rock in question.

gopher321: How dare that person exercise his creative freedom?


Go ahead and exercise your creative freedom on the side of a courthouse and let us know how that works out, m'kay?
 
2013-06-18 12:54:33 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: bunner: That being said, it's not like some tagger jerkoff who learned to make a Krylon cartoon over and over.  Does somebody own the damn rocks?

They only make it once. You see, there are these things called "stencils" that many taggers use.


Yeah, the method is sort of not the point I was going for however a stencil makes sense.  I know what a stencil is.  Sorry to disappoint.   :  )
 
2013-06-18 12:55:25 PM
"It always forget how big it is," he said. "It surprises me that I was able to get this thing out here."

That's what  she said!
 
2013-06-18 12:57:24 PM
Why can't subby read?
 
2013-06-18 01:16:58 PM

SmellsLikePoo: I'd like to know the details of construction; seems like a hazard to anyone standing near it.


Drowning would be a greater hazard to anyone standing near it.  It's a tiny, featureless little chunk of rock in the middle of Puget Sound, and the only way anyone can get there is by small boat.  The Sound itself presents a far greater danger.  The only thing this sculpture will hurt if it falls is maybe a starfish or a crab.

 
2013-06-18 01:32:25 PM

FloydA: SmellsLikePoo: I'd like to know the details of construction; seems like a hazard to anyone standing near it.

Drowning would be a greater hazard to anyone standing near it.  It's a tiny, featureless little chunk of rock in the middle of Puget Sound, and the only way anyone can get there is by small boat.  The Sound itself presents a far greater danger.  The only thing this sculpture will hurt if it falls is maybe a starfish or a crab.


Or a whale or a submarine. Who will protect the submarines!!??
 
2013-06-18 01:35:41 PM

Dirtybird971: IDK how to post a picture but I have the exact sculpture on my desk at work. I'm going to sue for intellectual rights infringements.


You must have a mighty big desk.
 
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