IInnnnaaggaaddddaaddaavviiddaaBallpoint pen on paper
Approx. 5 in. x 8 in.
At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.
- Aldous Huxley
New London - Two years ago, in a moment of artistic inspiration, Jesse Goode poured orange urethane foam down the side of a vacant upholstery shop on Bank Street and created a community discussion on art and aesthetics.
The Blob, as the abstract mass became known, generated enthusiastic conversation, became a mini tourist draw, inspired a downtown movie night, and was briefly considered for a seat on the City Council.
On Tuesday, 18 months later than originally scheduled, the artwork will come down.
"Although it is impossible to remove the Blob's Spirit from New London folklore, I will be removing the sculpture,'' Goode wrote to friends and supporters on Friday.
At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday he will begin uninstalling the sculpture.
Title: EmptyYear: 2010Dimensions: approx. 11 in. X 16 in.Media: Acrylic paint, thread, safety pins on canvas