Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Now I finally know what this installation is...

A little over a year ago, when I entered my painting All Loveliness Is Anguish into Hygienic Arts' 2009 Salon des Independants, I took a picture of an installation on a nearby building (with my crappy phone-camera), and at the time I had no idea what it was.

New London building  - The Blob

Earlier today, however, I came across an article on Connecticut news site, TheDay.com, about the very same installation:
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.
Read the rest of the article here, if you are so inclined:


Penumbracarter said...

Art and aesthetics now thats a laugh, the masses just a massive mess. Ty for the post and I was so inclined to read the article.

CM Pauluh aka Nebulosus Severine said...

Glad you liked it, Pen! Thanks for reading.