Monday, 4 June 2012
The Cultural Olympian .....It is not the winning it is the taking part
I have been working on the Olympic Sculpture today, The Cultural Olympian. As a rebel it is good to make something that is not about ripping off the masses for thousands of pounds. I have seen a few bits of art involved in the Cultural Olympiad, some good and some just rubbish.
So just for tonight I am breaking with tradition and not writing a diary entry, but making a point that art should be about the vision and the visual, not necessarily the same thing. Too much of the art today is gimmicky dross involving no talent.
I am not particularly talented, and making things out of old cardboard boxes means I will never make a penny out of what I do. Me and that Van Gogh bloke have a lot in common, although I am not cutting my ear off and my stuff will never sell for millions ever because it is cardboard. But someone somewhere should say that the conceptual art trend is dead; it’s been done to death, it a deceased concept, bereft of life it has gone to him who must be obeyed, it is lost, a stiff, its mortal coil unravelled and become trendy easy crap sold for lots of money . My own idea to illustrate this is a life size model of the Flying Scotsman made in frozen gravy called, yes yes you have guessed it ‘The Gravy Train’ ……………. HAH HAHHAH HAHH HAHH Ahah ahahh hah hah hahaha hah hah
In the mean time here are a few more pics of the Olympian he still needs flames and a plinth plus a few things but it is now starting to look like he should look. All we need now is someone too put on some Olympics somewhere conveniently to hand.
It is not the winning it is the taking part