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Old 07-05-2015, 11:06 AM   #21
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Everyone has their own taste, the world would be pretty bland if everyone liked and built the same stuff. While I find the columns hideous if the clients loved the I'd love building them and taking their money. I build lots of things I don;t care for, I just don;t advertise that I do
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:01 PM   #22
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C'mon Dom, take another look at that picture...we all have to draw a line somewhere
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C'mon Dom, take another look at that picture...we all have to draw a line somewhere
You're right...and if i had to draw a line in the sand it would probably be somewhere around those columns. They are ugly...worse than that they have no workmanship
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That hurts my eyes.
Yeah, it is somehow disturbing.
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There is Art, and there are Suckers. The latter paid for that garbage.
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This is an old public art project and I am not a fan myself, but the client is. I hope to make something more aesthetically pleasing. I am trying to talk the client into something like in this picture but he really likes the original design but with more refined stonework.


Where did you grab that photo from? I know the builder . That's at the Boston flower show.
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Neil Best of Magma Designs.
http://www.magmadesigngroup.com/
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http://www.magmadesigngroup.com/port...s/flower-shows
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Neil Best of Magma Designs.
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So out of a lifetime of pretty awesome looking jobs, someone pics the one thing that looks , moronic , and wants it. What are the chances lol.
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It's the guy who did the stonehenge thing that Stone posted, not the weird balancing rocks thing
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Yes the Stonehenge thing had nothing to do with the original picture that a lot of you hate. I was trying to convince the client to do something like that Stonehenge thing as an entry to his sculpture garden instead of the other thing but it didn't work. Karl, I am not sure where or how I found the picture but I do remember seeing it before, maybe on Stonemad.

The artist who did the public art that offends some of you is still with us and had a very successful career with a number of large public projects.
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Yes, "the public" is probably the biggest sucker of all. I understand that art is subjective, and one mans art is another man's garbage, but I at least expect a modicum of workmanship. The "artist" wants to work in stone? Good. Learn how to lay stone, or at least how well laid stone should look.

Aside from the obvious lack of knowledge of the materials he is working with, the "artist" appears to have no formal training in the basics of what art is.

I understand art, and have studied it for my entire life, and while I can not produce it (other than to please myself), I can appreciate it, even if I do not understand it. I do not understand that installation and damn sure do not appreciate the slur it makes on masonry.

Invite him here to explain his work, please.
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And just to be clear, I am not criticizing his art, I am criticizing his execution.
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Here is an example of public art that the City of Austin paid about $600,000 dollars for.

It is stupid as dirt since it is just a big ass picnic table, but it IS art, and the execution is flawless. Can't fault the man on this one, he did excellent work for the suckers.
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Speaking of art. We have this one to be proud of......sort of.
http://www.ctmuseumquest.com/?page_id=4384

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