Why public pigs rock!!!  

Tala4u2 54M  
2089 posts
4/13/2005 11:49 pm

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Why public pigs rock!!!

Pigs are cool, not the pigs in the last installment of Hannibal Lecters adventure, nor the ones that end up in the pan for breakfast. Just the public art pigs in the capitals mall here.

Yes I am all in favour for spending money on public art no matter what the art is the interest this arouses is bigger and better than an invite to an orgy. It really does uncover the mindset of a population when done by the comments recieved in the media. Some people just do not want change and come accross as totally against 'free thinking and self expression'!

Yet many of these people can recite other peoples poems, sing other peoples songs and copy almost any form of art that some-one else produces. But if it is done by some-one they do not have a complete recognition of it is howled at with the sustained outrage that clubbing seals gets.

'The money should be spent on the homeless, Spend the money on roads, we need more yellow things with hinges, not art...' If something new is created and publicly displayed there is a collective rush by many people to put boxes on their heads, why is this so?!

The public pigs here have names and when ever I visit I see children running in front of their parents to get to them and sit on them, hold them, and do what all children do with swings, slippery dips and all playground equipment, PLAY WITH THEM!

But many adults seem to have left this part of meaningful playtime behind them, it is a chapter of their lives that is closed and can never be re-opened. AdultFriendFinder is a mixture of people and some are willing to be playful and enjoy the cyber world playground and go on to meet in reality. Others seem to come in here and look for roads being built, seals being clubbed and homes for the homeless.

Any way I like the pigs, and even create stories about what they represent... Isn't that a bastard I actually enjoy them for the mental stimulation the objects give me and Yes I do go up and play with them as well, scratch them behind their ears, sit on them and imagine I am the lord of Animal Farm. George Orwell doesn't mind, he doesn't know.

Being serious as a child has been great for me as it means that I am playful as an adult.

This post is my responce to a post by [sexyfitwoman] when i did a post about a sense of humour?! Her post was short but it made me think about a lot, as many of the blogs and posts I read. I really enjoy the posting pigs in blog playground and tickling behind their ears and occaisionally hopping on for a ride.
Have a great weekend happyf; & happym;
Tala {=}

Tala, Wizard of The Kingdom of BooBoBia, DEITY,

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
4/14/2005 6:09 am

Good for youyour story reminderered me of a wild pig statue in Florence in the market place you had to stroke its noses for luck,i did lol,the nose was so smooth with age and that everyone over the years had beeen doing the same,it was lovely

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expatbrit49 62M

4/14/2005 2:11 pm

Hey the Danes have art of a mermaid, the Swiss have a pissing boy and our Provincial Govenment put up a large piece of sulpture called the Red Gash until people figured out what it looked like (Really its called the Red Gash!)then they took it down, got to love govenment art. have a good weekend youself Tala

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
4/14/2005 9:09 pm

Aw how cute, in one of our public area's we have a fountain with a dingo drinking from the pond, there is no water which sits in it the water falls on the ground then straight back into the drain to the fed through again, the kids love it and play around it being chased by the water, it is quite beautiful, the fountain in town the kids equally love although no animals it is just the water falling on the ground, darwin is actually full of such artworks and public displays we have murals in all our parks, we have mosaics statues, all sorts it is wonderful to see, and some of it even provides some means of shelter for the homeless, although mzhuny, the homeless in Australia are usually homeless by choice they choose instead to spend their money on other than housing, and necessities. we don't call them the homeless we call the itinerants as they prefer to live in our public places, and unfortunately it is a large problem as they refuse to live in their homes, such a problem isn't so easily solved by throwing money at it! instead lighting our public places making them more pleasant area's to frequent and so the larger numbers of people in those area's and the better lighting deter the itinerants from taking residency in our public area's, which actually does alot of damage to our local tourist industry.


rm_WickedFemale 62F
401 posts
4/15/2005 1:12 pm

I just love Arnold the pig !!! Hey wait, that was my date last night!

keithcancook 60M
17800 posts
4/16/2005 5:04 pm

We have that same argument here in Nawth Carolina Tala. The Arts have recieved great support for many decades here locally. Until recently. First budgets were slashed. Then programs were simply dropped. The political battle still rages here. But much has been lost.

wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
4/17/2005 5:47 pm

Darwin is packed full of greenies and protestors lol and we are not a state, so they can get away with it, they actually spend a hell of alot on the arts, and it is one of the few things the aboriginal culture absolutely thrives on which helps get them active in their own communities.....our fringe festival is actually a big part of the city, we don't have to go to the museum to explore the arts it is in every public building every city garden, every reserve, all over the place.......if not for public display the arts still flourish through our markets, even without government support can still find the arts everywhere to enrich and enjoy, oh did I tell you my mother in law is a student of contemporary art, she had initially learnt from some famous landscape artist in Broken hill, what was his name????.......(fill the blank if you can!), then went on to study at NTU, now Charles Darwin University.....


Tala4u2 54M  
2961 posts
4/18/2005 11:40 pm

Public art is something we are the only animal that is able to create. It can be statues, sculpture or performace it is all about 'entertainment'. Nah seriously people just and object that catches your attention and stimulates the thing between your ears. SA is touted as the Festival State and there are plenty happeninghere. every two years a festival of arts is held with music, etc and at the same time a Fringe festival is held and this often has more puiblic participation as it is more the comedy, and theatre, poetry are minor parts of the fringe. Plus it is a commercial venture for performers who havce to sell tix to make money. It is great fun and hard work and I am looking forward to 2006 and doing a new show of stupidity.

Tala, Wizard of The Kingdom of BooBoBia, DEITY,

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