State Foundation on Culture and the Arts acquires an original Abercrombie

An original composition by Neil Abercrombie will be unveiled at the annual Art at the Capitol

An original composition by Neil Abercrombie will be unveiled at the annual Art at the Capitol

Art2According to the artist it was made from crap accumulated in his desk.

“I pretty much just couldn’t bring myself to throw the stuff out…especially the stress cow,” said the artist. “So, I just glued it to an old piece of cardboard and threw it behind the credenza.”

Discovered by janitors when they were cleaning the office, the work was recognized as a significant work of art and turned over to the State Foundation of Culture and the Arts. Now a part of their permanent collection and valued at over $100,000, the masterpiece of constructivism has been loaned to the office of Representative Bob McDermott where it be displayed during the Art at the Capitol event on April 1 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.

 

Time to De-Moat Da Moat

The moat surrounding the State Capitol has been a subject of ridicule and remains a powerful symbol for the state’s lack of ability to maintain even the simplest aspects of our infrastructure.  Lampooned for its dramatic fish kills, mystery scum and seemingly insurmountable odor issues, the moat is an lingering embarrassment. Before APEC we might consider a nice zen sand garden before it’s too late.  Here’s a photojournalistic exploration of our festering wound which is the State Capitol and an homage to “Powers of Ten.”

The distinctive green scum is visible from space.

Close enough to catch a whiff if the wind's right.

The dilapidated infrastructure frames the swamp-like water.

This poignant panorama of death and despair greets the visitors to our seat of power.

Under a 100 power microscope the water springs to life with creepy and potentially lethal pathogens