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Re: Interesting displays
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2010, 08:01 PM »
Pretty uppity crowd here.

Does anyone watch Saturday night live?

Anyone know what satire is?

This display is satire at it's finest.

Tim has been to my house and worked before. I asked him about cut paste once. He told me "spit work just as well". This is a poke in the eye for American would be displayers. Just the fact that many here don't get it is exactly what this piece is trying to tell you.

So stop trying in the name of art if you don't know what the hell your doing.

The greasy potato chips is classic American. Genius if you ask me......reminds me of a display I saw posted here recently in the Carolina's.
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Re: Interesting displays
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2010, 08:34 AM »
Nah, not uppity, just blunt. Just like you, gives everyone to have an opinion. It is like the dung art that was so controversial when King George was in the White House- split 50-50- some said it was art, some just felt it was crap. That is beauty of it all. John


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Re: Interesting displays
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2010, 11:28 AM »
Well, it is a discussion forum, after all.  Not everyone is going to like everything, nor should they.  Would make for a rather boring discussion.

I've seen Tim's stuff before in person and on the web.  It's (usually) very well done.  I'm not sure if I necessarily "like" this display, but can certainly appreciate that it was well done.  When John Kirby pointed out that all the elements were there that really made it click for me, at least.

However, I still think it's the tiniest bit too busy, for my taste.  And the oil on the table/chips make me regret some of my dietary choices.  :)


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Re: Interesting displays
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2010, 11:34 AM »
The more I look at it, the more I like it. It could be called "Irony in Juniper" Each item has obviously been carefully chosen, from the book "White House Connection" (and the photo that peaks our from underneath it, to the beer ("Bohemian" naturally) to the TV-like display stand and the remote.

It's kind of busy and kitschy, but hey, that's what it aims for. I'd take honest American kitsch over pretentious Western use of arcane Japanese idiogrammed scrolls anyday...

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Re: Interesting displays
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2010, 11:54 AM »
I don't care for it at all, but if we insist on calling bonsai an art form, as I believe it is,  we open the door for types of expression like this. We don't need to always like it, but is not art, by definition, a form of expression?  Some would say, expression yes, but within certain guidelines. Those guidelines can be fuzzy at times. Larry


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Re: Interesting displays
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2010, 10:11 PM »
Larry, yours is an erudite description of art. It's true, we must often hold our tongues while another's eye beholds it's version of beauty (or humor).
J Michael
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