Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Creating Atlanta legends for future generations.

British sculptor, Jason de Caires Taylor created the world’s first underwater sculpture park in Grenada, West Indies.  The stunning underwater gallery, containing 65 sculptures, is designed to change with the ocean environment and create artificial reefs for marine life to inhabit. - greenmuze.com

Does no one else think that this is gonna confuse the future generations once records of this have been obliterated? It's almost like playing a joke on humans of the future, that is if we survive that long.

Nick Smith the Shit....

"A cow manure bust of New Zealand’s agricultural minister Nick Smith recently sold for NZ$3,080 (US$2,233) on an online auction site.
Canterbury artist and activist Sam Mahon created the bust in a bid to raise awareness about Smith’s inactivity on protecting New Zealand waters from pollution caused from agricultural practices – hence the use of cow manure.
The piece, entitled, “Nick Smith in the Shit…” represents the artist’s feeling towards the minister according to New Zealand's The Press.
To create the artwork, cow manure was collected from an organic farm in Waikari, mixed with a resin for preservation, pressed into a mold and finished with beeswax. The sculptor describes his work as “…light and hollow and highly polished. It sits on a steel stand slightly right of centre.”" from greenmuze.com

Well it's about time New Zealand artists started looking at how much our favourite industries are damaging the planet... although I really like this piece it's not as good as it could be; it's too much like hate mail directed to only one person, when the issue needs to be addressed  by many.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sustainability, Extinction, and a 95 year age gap?

This makes me happy, this makes me very sad, and this just weirds me out.