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April 27, 2004

WE DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT ART, BUT WE KNOW WHAT MAKES US GO EWWW

"Artist" makes pistol with her own skin.

Key Logical Argument: "If everyone made a pistol from their own skin, I think they would think twice about using a gun."

(Thanks to many people, including Christine Basham, who notes, "If guns are outlawed, only really flabby people will have guns.")

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"cuddly toys" of pig skin?

I doubt it.

It's got to be the pot. However, there is a high probability that she IS an idiot.

They say WE are the gun toting maniacs...

As she points out, "If everyone made a pistol from their own skin, I think they would think twice about using a gun."

That's right. They'd be too busy thinking, "OH MY GOD! I MADE A PISTOL FROM MY OWN SKIN? WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?"

"If everyone made a pistol from their own skin, I think they would think twice about using a gun."

Yeah, and if she weighs the same as a duck...

In the television age too many people were distanced from its (violence's) stark reality, she said.

Then she admits that society will always have violence.

So why bother to make a gun from your own skin, or to suggest that everyone else do likewise?

Like, it's a pointless point.

I made a little tiny knife out of my own skin. Oh wait, that's a hangnail...

She makes MacGiver look like a weinie.

Gregg, you have the soul of an artist. I hope there is something you can take for it.

skin pistols eh? Let's see her make a full-sized skin howitzer and then I'll be impressed.

"Genius has its limitations, but idiocy knows no bounds." - Steve Regn

Key quote: "I made a pistol to express my concern about violence in society and to show the connection between what a pistol does and the human body"
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Yo, it's like when me an' my homies bust some caps inta tha gangsta's that be playin down ta da hood? Yo, we always stoop and gatha up the skin guns.

I wonder if this artist ever attempted to make a connection between herself and reality with her intellect?

What? Oh, never mind.

Ed Gein would have been inspired. Maybe he'd have sent her a nice box of "Farmer's Fannies."

"A transvestite potter beat the creators of a pair of bronze sex dolls to land Britain's Turner art prize in 2003"

I'm still trying to figure out if the bronze sex doll creators came in second or if they were actually beaten by the transvestie potter.

Artists are so strange.....

Re: "Genius has its limitations, but idiocy knows no bounds." - Steve Regn

You sure that's yours, Steve?

"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped." - Elbert Hubbard

"So why bother to make a gun from your own skin, or to suggest that everyone else do likewise?:

MOTW, for the publicity? It worked, right?


"A transvestite potter beat the creators of a pair of bronze sex dolls to land Britain's Turner art prize in 2003"

I'm still trying to figure out if the bronze sex doll creators came in second or if they were actually beaten by the transvestie potter."

Good one, LaguitoMojo. I can't believe I missed that!

Chris - Thanks. After typing it I couldn't remember where I'd heard it, so I put quotes around it and my name. I figured somebody less lazy than I would correct me, thereby providing me and the blogging public with the corrected quote. Pretty ingenious, huh? Or was it pretty idiotic.....

"If everyone made art from their own skin, I think they would think twice about being an artist. I think there would be less artists in the world," she said. "But it's not that easy. Artists will always exist."

She's right. And what a shame that realization is.

"If everyone made art from their own skin, I think they would think twice about being an artist. I think there would be less artists in the world," she said. "But it's not that easy. Artists will always exist."

She's right. And what a shame that realization is.

Oops. Clicked "post" twice. Can't help it. I got no patience.

It's a mistake we all make at least once.

It's a mistake we all make at least once.

She made her own tiny gun with her own leather holster and then fired it with her own tiny bull(sh)ets ;-)

I think my favorite part is that someone won a prize by making use of the Virgin Mary AND elephant dung.

She's right, the next time I'm feeling violent, I'm going to stop and make a miniature gun out of my flesh. I'm sure that her statement will smooth the way for world peace if everyone follows her lead. That or they'll sober up mid-way.

Cookie, Cookie
Sergeant Glade
Salamander
Coup d'Maid
Rice-a-Roni
Rice-a-Roni
Gilla-gilla
Testimony!

"Skin Pistols" wbagnfarb? No, wait, that's already been done. No, wait, it hasn't.

I forgot what 'wbagnfarb' means; is it the sound a dishwasher makes when angry?

Doug: it means Would Be a Good Name For a Rock Band.

That Virgin Mary/Dung thing was big news when they had it at an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum several years ago and (then) Mayor Giuliani tried to take the museum's funding away, thereby creating such a cause celebre that he boosted the museum's attendance and got it so much more attention than it ever would have had otherwise. The "artist" was -- I believe -- from Africa, which is where the dung came in, but can't remember his explanation at this late date, nor do I care enough to check.

ICK!

EW!

NAST!

it's not a mistake dude

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