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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Fri, Feb. 7th, 2003 09:00 pm
miscellany

Stuck late at work, bah. So here I am. My first poll ever is below, so I want everybody to play along!

From firni: Delegates from 30 African countries have vowed to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) from the continent. As she says, about time.

kimberlogic reminds me: What would those of you who have seen the call it?

What does the sculpture represent?

A windmill, like the page below says.
2(5.9%)
"A gift of the wind", like the title says.
1(2.9%)
It's obviously horseshoe crabs. Flying ones.
17(50.0%)
It's obviously parachutists.
8(23.5%)
Scoops.
2(5.9%)
Leaves.
0(0.0%)
Other (let me know!)
4(11.8%)


There is, incidentally, a wonderful amount of public art at the Porter Square MBTA stop. Yay!

And yes, today was filled with beautiful snow.

And last night with geeky musical goodness (Star Wars the Musical--thanks, saxikath!) We are Dork Nation, hear us roar!

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rmd
rmd
regis
Fri, Feb. 7th, 2003 06:42 pm (UTC)

that isn't the most horseshoe-crab-looking picture of them, i must admit.

but once one has seen them looking like horseshoe crabs, i don't understand how one could thing they're anything else.


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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Fri, Feb. 7th, 2003 08:36 pm (UTC)

Oooh. Yours is by far the most poetical.

But I'm not sure I see it. The whole sculpture as one seed, I suppose? They're sort of nature's pinwheels.


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miss_chance
miss_chance
Chance
Fri, Feb. 7th, 2003 10:51 pm (UTC)

I've never thought that it represented anything. I always considered it purely non-representational art: a piece of work that is red and spinning, nothing more, nothing less.

My first thought about it, though, when I first saw it, was disapointment that it wasn't attached to something far below, on the platform level- some piece of small red art that spun with the piece above. But I do still love it as it is.



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clauclauclaudia
clauclauclaudia
Claudia
Sat, Feb. 8th, 2003 12:17 pm (UTC)

That would indeed be very cool.


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tb
Unfair and Unhelpful
Sat, Feb. 8th, 2003 04:05 pm (UTC)

I've usually thought of it as "that red wobbly/spinny thing in Porter Square." I can sorta see the parachute image, but not so much that I'd say it's obvious.


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joev
Joev
Sun, Feb. 9th, 2003 10:15 am (UTC)
ditto on the other

I haven't seen it as representing anything in particular. But its purpose is to draw attention to the wind.


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