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    Default Stand back Blue Ring, there is a new piece of public art in town!

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    My girlfriend said she saw this in person and thought it was a pile of garbage on the side of the road.

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    So... This was done on purpose to make the blue ring not seem so bad, right?

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    The rocks are cool but the execution can use some improvement. This looks like the remains of a demolished structure. What were the other designs that lost to this one?

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    The installation, which was created by the artist Del Geist, features four columns that, the city said Thursday, pay tribute to Blackfoot culture
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    An American from NYC designed this structure. Not a big fan of the art budget. They could they have at least picked something designed by a Canadian artist. Keep the money in the Canadian economy?
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    I drive by this every morning on my way to work. I'm ok with the art budget if it's something cool (I like the fish on Glenmore), but this is fucking ugly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Despair* View Post
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    An American from NYC designed this structure. Not a big fan of the art budget. They could they have at least picked something designed by a Canadian artist. Keep the money in the Canadian economy?
    I liked those cow sculptures back in the 2000s and you'd see them all over downtown. At least there was variety.

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    Agreed. Public art = Good.

    But Who keeps picking abstract art?! Enough!

    Maybe the board should pick 3 and leave it up to public vote. That would be cool.

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    Sigh...unbelievable. But it really doesn't matter how much bitching we all do. It's paid for and it's up. Fucking Nenshi needs to go.

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    Pic of said garbage pile?

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    What a waste of money yet again.
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    Yup, swing and a miss, big time

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    Can we just get a giant KAWS already...

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    Y'know, if the beams were stainless steel I would probably have given it a thumbs up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenOps View Post
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    Y'know, if the beams were stainless steel I would probably have given it a thumbs up.
    I don't actually disagree with zenops. Probably wouldn't look like a pile of shit then.

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    well, its better than the big ol blue hula hoop!

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    What do I keep missing? When was the public consulted on choosing a design? I feel we have some wack jobs that keep making these decisions. Time to hand it to the people that have to look at it every day

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacky4566 View Post
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    Maybe the board should pick 3 and leave it up to public vote. That would be cool.
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    What do I keep missing? When was the public consulted on choosing a design? I feel we have some wack jobs that keep making these decisions.
    The sensibility on this and the blue ring is totaling lacking.

    This isn't that fucking hard. Post proposals with the cost, then let the taxpayers decide.

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