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Public art Cooleman Court style

By DarkLadyWolfMother - 6 December 2011 26

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A bit back they installed this new artwork on the corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Brierly St.

I finally found time to take a few photos.

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Public art Cooleman Court style
Mysteryman 2:19 pm 06 Dec 11

Lillypilly said :

I pass by this statue on an almost daily basis and it angers me, not just because of – oh yay more “community” art – but this corner doesn’t need giant concrete distractions to even further endanger motorists. There have been a number of accidents here, including a fatality last year (link below)

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/woman-dies-in-weston-crash/1817589.aspx

For goodness sakes, can the ACT govt try to make the roads safer, instead of putting this gaudy crap up!!!!

They are making the roads safer. Didn’t you hear about the new speed cameras?

Lillypilly 1:40 pm 06 Dec 11

I pass by this statue on an almost daily basis and it angers me, not just because of – oh yay more “community” art – but this corner doesn’t need giant concrete distractions to even further endanger motorists. There have been a number of accidents here, including a fatality last year (link below)

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/woman-dies-in-weston-crash/1817589.aspx

For goodness sakes, can the ACT govt try to make the roads safer, instead of putting this gaudy crap up!!!!

davo101 1:38 pm 06 Dec 11

From the description:

A Short Walk, 2011
A landmark for the main turn into the Weston Creek Centre, A Short Walk consists of figure silhouettes of a big sister, little brother and little sister that derive from the pedestrian crossing sign. The grouping suggests friendship, family and community, while the incorporation of broken tail light reflectors betrays the artist’s longstanding concern with car culture and road safety issues.

Mang 1:35 pm 06 Dec 11

Solidarity said :

Who says thats a woman? I reckon it’s a Jesus.

A Centrelink Jesus?

chewy14 1:33 pm 06 Dec 11

Solidarity said :

Who says thats a woman? I reckon it’s a Jesus.

Crossdressing in a mini-skirt?

Funky1 1:33 pm 06 Dec 11

See, isn’t this what public art is all about?

Open to your own interpretation and for healthy public debate 🙂

Solidarity 1:27 pm 06 Dec 11

Who says thats a woman? I reckon it’s a Jesus.

chewy14 1:01 pm 06 Dec 11

Lazy I said :

I love this piece.. I call it “memorial to the dead beat dad”.

You will notice the father figure is missing from the lovely ‘family’ picture, no doubt out working two jobs to pay alimony so he doesn’t get cut off from seeing the kids every second weekend.

Well they couldn’t have a man walking alone with two children now could they?
He’d obviously be abducting them.

aceofspades 12:54 pm 06 Dec 11

Mang said :

Lazy I said :

I love this piece.. I call it “memorial to the dead beat dad”.

You will notice the father figure is missing from the lovely ‘family’ picture, no doubt out working two jobs to pay alimony so he doesn’t get cut off from seeing the kids every second weekend.

Interesting…

So you are a single mum?

Or better known as a “Centerlink mum”.

Mang 12:23 pm 06 Dec 11

Lazy I said :

I love this piece.. I call it “memorial to the dead beat dad”.

You will notice the father figure is missing from the lovely ‘family’ picture, no doubt out working two jobs to pay alimony so he doesn’t get cut off from seeing the kids every second weekend.

Interesting…

So you are a single mum?

androo 12:16 pm 06 Dec 11

ahh, I wondered when “the chicken pox family” would make it to RA 🙂

PantsMan 11:37 am 06 Dec 11

Asbestos sequestration?

Lazy I 11:37 am 06 Dec 11

I love this piece.. I call it “memorial to the dead beat dad”.

You will notice the father figure is missing from the lovely ‘family’ picture, no doubt out working two jobs to pay alimony so he doesn’t get cut off from seeing the kids every second weekend.

Mang 11:30 am 06 Dec 11

With the amount of accidents on the roundabout 10m down from this, they would have had a great supply of broken head/tail lights.

I hope it is broken head/tail lights, would be rather fitting.

thatsnotme 11:12 am 06 Dec 11

What’s the material that’s in the concrete? From the second photo, it looks for all the world like someone’s swept up the broken brake light and blinker plastic after a car accident, and used that in the sculpture.

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