I agree. My wife and I visited with her for a few minutes over lunch one day in Salida. She seemed like a decent person and made my little boy smile. I'm definitely not a big fan of the work but "clown" is off base at best. Different strokes for different folks Demo, isn't that what you liberals are all about?Interesting title and says more about you than her. I met her down at the river and talked to her for a bit. She was genuine and nice. Whether you liked her work or not, she was a very nice lady. Sad to hear about this.
The finished work is a giant waste of resources to decorate a wild place like it's their Manhattan or Paris apartment. The Arkansas is a beautiful place and it doesn't need curtains from some eclectic artistic socialites. I'm hoping that Cristo gives up after this.
250,000 people die each day, but most of them weren't planning covering a river valley with fabric. I'm not sad. Nice or not, who gives a shit?
The fact that you imply someone is a vandal when they asked permission and planned to clean up a shit hole section of river, continues to say more about you. We need more like her. I would think you might be more inclined to discuss why oil and gas drilling are destroying the west, instead of worrying about something that will be removed in 2 weeks.I certainly didn't mean to "celebrate" her death. That doesn't mean that I can't retain my opinion about her absurd attempt at "art". Calling her a clown doesn't "celebrate" her death. Its true, I never met her. She could have been the nicest person in the world, but the fact that she was planning on putting up a huge piece of cloth over a river valley in the name of "art" is very clownish. Regardless of whether she was planning on paying for the entire project or not it would have imposed externalities on everybody who would want to use the area. If somebody put a huge blanket all over the Animas I would be pissed because one of the main reasons I go paddling is to enjoy the scenery. Also, don't tell me that stringing up a huge amount of cloth all over the river valley wouldn't have some ecological impact. Cleaning up a huge art project in central park is one thing. Cleaning it up in the Arkansas river valley is an entirely different animal.
I never said "gee I'm glad that bitch is dead", and I certainly don't think that. Clown may have been a bit insensitive, but any sense of elation I communicated was purely because what would have been one of the largest cases of vandalism in history was averted.
Largest cases of vandalism in history???? That might be an over-statement. Have you paddled the section of river in question this past year???? There are about 459 rail cars lining the river with REAL vandalism...not moved...ugly....ghetto.I never said "gee I'm glad that bitch is dead", and I certainly don't think that. Clown may have been a bit insensitive, but any sense of elation I communicated was purely because what would have been one of the largest cases of vandalism in history was averted.
I've known some engineers that would think so. Practically think it's the holy land. Puke.Of course, oil and gas is controversial too... does that make it art?
I never thought of that, but if this project helps deep-six any future Front Range water-sucking projects, then heck, I hope they do it twice!Hopefully they do leave it cleaner, and sometimes urbanites need things, such as art, to draw their attention to things which are worth saving, protecting, etc.