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(Messy Nessy Chic)   For Sale: Spacious off-the-grid, hand-carved ethereal cave network under the desert of Northern New Mexico, built by a single man, a sixty seven year-old sculptor and visionary artist, a pick axe and a wheelbarrow (w/pics)   (messynessychic.com) divider line 65
    More: Cool, Northern New Mexico, visionary artist, Great Smoky Mountains  
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2013-11-30 04:32:39 PM
Fantastic but also sad, in that it appears he has eschewed personal relationships, but has created this magnificent piece of art in its place. From what I see here, it should be classed as a national monument much as Mt. Rushmore.
 
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2013-11-30 04:47:52 PM
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2013-11-30 04:55:01 PM
bill37mccurdy.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-30 05:34:12 PM

oldernell: Fantastic but also sad, in that it appears he has eschewed personal relationships, but has created this magnificent piece of art in its place. From what I see here, it should be classed as a national monument much as Mt. Rushmore.


Thinking museum, or national park, but yeah.

/Wow
 
2013-11-30 05:46:37 PM
If I had an extra million dollars I might buy that. It's even within visiting distance of my mother.
 
2013-11-30 06:51:04 PM
208 acres between Santa Fe and Taos would probably be some fine land, let alone the cave. I wonder if the do any open houses? I'd make the short trip for that.
 
2013-11-30 06:52:05 PM
Subby and  article are liars. He had to have used a ladder and ropes as well.
 
2013-11-30 06:54:23 PM
i618.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-30 06:54:26 PM
Do you think they'll accept bitcoin?
 
2013-11-30 06:56:25 PM

SearchN: Subby and  article are liars. He had to have used a ladder and ropes as well.


And chisels and hammers.

/freakin liars
 
2013-11-30 06:58:01 PM
Thinking museum, or national park, but yeah.


/Wow


Oh god, what have I done with my life....
 
2013-11-30 06:58:27 PM
You spelled ethereal wrong.
 
2013-11-30 06:59:40 PM

bearded clamorer: oldernell: Fantastic but also sad, in that it appears he has eschewed personal relationships, but has created this magnificent piece of art in its place. From what I see here, it should be classed as a national monument much as Mt. Rushmore.

Thinking museum, or national park, but yeah.

/Wow


I was thinking a set for a Doctor Who episode.
 
2013-11-30 07:01:38 PM
Welcome to AWESOME!!!
 
2013-11-30 07:01:49 PM
Wow, that's amazing. I cant believe I've never heard of this guy, I've been all over New Mexico and I consider myself somewhat of an authority on its unique attractions.

Thinking museum, or national park, but yeah.

/Wow


Speaking of that, there is a move on to establish a new National Park in Los Alamos commemorating the development of the A-bomb and the birth of the nuclear age.

http://www.abqjournal.com/311491/news/national-park-would-preserve-a bo mb-history.html
 
2013-11-30 07:03:38 PM
I got a feeling of awe just watching the trailer for the documentary.  I think I would be struck dumb by the beauty and and appreciation of the effort and talent if I actually went in those caves.
 
2013-11-30 07:07:56 PM
I propose it be used as an indoor paintball park, the colors would liven it up.
 
2013-11-30 07:08:52 PM
Wow
 
2013-11-30 07:10:20 PM
Notably missing: access to water.

But yeah... absolutely gorgeous and would do REALLY well to be purchased as a park to preserve that. Considering all of that, that's quite a good price... man.
 
2013-11-30 07:11:39 PM

bearded clamorer: oldernell: Fantastic but also sad, in that it appears he has eschewed personal relationships, but has created this magnificent piece of art in its place. From what I see here, it should be classed as a national monument much as Mt. Rushmore.

Thinking museum, or national park, but yeah.

/Wow


I think it's a little too neat for this world... I vote for no buyer and it being filled with concrete.
 
2013-11-30 07:16:43 PM
It is a neat achievement, but FTA:
His biography tells the tale of a college dropout who was discharged from the navy and then hitchhiked his way across America, finding odd jobs along the way as a mailman, watchman, janitor and later as a farmer who lived in a cabin without electricity or running water for several years in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. In short, this guy has led a pretty fascinating life so far-

So, he has Asperger's?
 
2013-11-30 07:18:51 PM
The place is truly remarkable. It's a 100% full scale reproduction of Subby's mom's vagina.
 
2013-11-30 07:21:21 PM
I'll partake some of whatever he's having. Visionary indeed.
 
2013-11-30 07:28:36 PM

oldernell: Fantastic but also sad, in that it appears he has eschewed personal relationships, but has created this magnificent piece of art in its place. From what I see here, it should be classed as a national monument much as Mt. Rushmore.


Who says that personal relationships are good for everyone?
 
2013-11-30 07:30:28 PM

SearchN: Subby and  article are liars. He had to have used a ladder and ropes as well.


Not if he carved from the top down.  And based on one of the pictures on the article page that is indeed what it looks like he did.
 
2013-11-30 07:38:23 PM

Unobtanium: It is a neat achievement, but FTA:
His biography tells the tale of a college dropout who was discharged from the navy and then hitchhiked his way across America, finding odd jobs along the way as a mailman, watchman, janitor and later as a farmer who lived in a cabin without electricity or running water for several years in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. In short, this guy has led a pretty fascinating life so far-

So, he has Asperger's is Jarod the Pretender?


FTFY.

On topic, DO WANT.
 
2013-11-30 07:48:22 PM
See, this is something worth blowing a lottery win on.  Screw helping the family and the needy.  Buy this instead.

I'm sure it's worth every penny he's asking for, but I would still love to know how much he paid for the land originally.  Depending on how much of him is invested there, the asking price might still be too low.
 
2013-11-30 07:49:01 PM
suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com
 
2013-11-30 07:53:58 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The place is truly remarkable. It's a 100% full scale reproduction of Subby's mom's vagina.


cdn.themetapicture.com
 
2013-11-30 07:56:17 PM
beautiful
 
2013-11-30 08:01:13 PM
The man does very impressive work.
 
2013-11-30 08:03:09 PM

Mock26: SearchN: Subby and  article are liars. He had to have used a ladder and ropes as well.

Not if he carved from the top down.  And based on one of the pictures on the article page that is indeed what it looks like he did.


So him going up into the hole on a ladder when he was carving didn't happen?
 
2013-11-30 08:06:05 PM
Great place to cook some blue meth.
 
2013-11-30 08:16:24 PM
I'm wondering if I need to be concerned about creepers or falmer?

/and how do you get a certificate of occupancy for such a thing?
 
2013-11-30 08:18:37 PM
cdn2.planetminecraft.com
 
2013-11-30 08:21:11 PM
I wonder if he was connected in some way to that group in Italy that basically did the same thing?
 
2013-11-30 08:23:55 PM

ladyfortuna: I wonder if he was connected in some way to that group in Italy that basically did the same thing?


Yes. But it's an underworld connection.
 
2013-11-30 08:23:57 PM
stunning.
 
2013-11-30 08:32:45 PM

Danger Avoid Death: ladyfortuna: I wonder if he was connected in some way to that group in Italy that basically did the same thing?

Yes. But it's an underworld connection.


i391.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-30 08:35:23 PM
Could you imagine getting high in there?
 
2013-11-30 08:45:07 PM
peacheslatour:

Oh god, what have I done with my life....

Hopefully something more fun than digging fancy holes in the ground...
 
2013-11-30 08:45:53 PM

Mock26: SearchN: Subby and  article are liars. He had to have used a ladder and ropes as well.

Not if he carved from the top down.  And based on one of the pictures on the article page that is indeed what it looks like he did.


I'm pretty sure all holes are dug from the top down.

/unless you live in China. Those farkers are digging up to us...
 
2013-11-30 09:04:06 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
They should have sent a poet....
 
2013-11-30 09:07:08 PM
Similar, but different direction.

www.artltdmag.com
 
2013-11-30 09:08:20 PM
On the one hand, they're beautiful, art on a macro scale designed to bring humans back into the natural world. On the other hand, they're cut from sandstone, material soft enough to be a real structural issue, and cut by someone who has no architectural or engineering background. He picked the site precisely because the sandstone was so soft and malleable that it could be worked like dry plaster, and created artificial hollows with little real grasp of stability or structure, using tools as simple as a trowel and a pick.

They're beautiful to look at, but I can't imagine living in something that... fragile. Unable to touch the wall for fear of damaging it. Unable to trust the cathedral ceiling overhead, for fear of collapse. The terror of a sudden rainstorm.
 
2013-11-30 09:12:22 PM

Mock26: oldernell: Fantastic but also sad, in that it appears he has eschewed personal relationships, but has created this magnificent piece of art in its place. From what I see here, it should be classed as a national monument much as Mt. Rushmore.

Who says that personal relationships are good for everyone?


SOCIETY!! BECAUSE LONERS!
 
2013-11-30 09:12:49 PM

Vector R: Unobtanium: It is a neat achievement, but FTA:
His biography tells the tale of a college dropout who was discharged from the navy and then hitchhiked his way across America, finding odd jobs along the way as a mailman, watchman, janitor and later as a farmer who lived in a cabin without electricity or running water for several years in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. In short, this guy has led a pretty fascinating life so far-

So, he has Asperger's is Jarod the Pretender?

FTFY.

On topic, DO WANT.


Ha! I liked that show.
 
2013-11-30 09:16:11 PM
"Ethereal" and "cave" are not words I expected to find in the same phrase.
 
2013-11-30 09:19:17 PM
I'd spelunk it.
 
2013-11-30 09:39:17 PM

E5bie: peacheslatour:

Oh god, what have I done with my life....

Hopefully something more fun than digging fancy holes in the ground...


He wrote from the pathetic creation of his own existence.
 
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