Sunday, October 24, 2010
The Official Line is...............
Oh my, what can I say?
You my dear readers,are beholding a work called "The One Hundred Foot Line", by American artist, Roxy Paine.
Just in case you think that the blog has 'gone south', let me draw you up to date on this.
The One Hundred Foot Line, sits prominantly in Ottawa, as a visual out of doors repesentation of the National Gallery of Canada.
The National Gallery Site, waxes beautifuly on the matter with the line: It extends above and beyond itself, this work presents an awe-inspiring confrontation between the natural and the “man-made.” No doubt!
If you check the NAG's site by clicking here, you will read Roxy's bio.
Roxy is from the state of Virginia and he calls New York City home.
Does this create any questions?
The best thing about this story is the title. In some ways it speaks very well for our Nation's capital where we have had twisted lines, and official lines, and all kinds of lines now for over a hundred years.
Come now - could we not have been fed another line?
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