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Tonyrobinson
15-02-09, 22:10
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article5703930.ece

And they wonder why we can't beat the recession:rolleyes:

Trigger_happy
15-02-09, 22:11
Its going to look awful. And how long do they think it will be before it gets defaced. If they have to put something there, can't they put something sensible?

Tonyrobinson
15-02-09, 22:13
It's the biggest waste of money time and space I've ever heard off! Kinda like the LHC.

Neteru
15-02-09, 22:13
Its going to look awful. And how long do they think it will be before it gets defaced. If they have to put something there, can't they put something sensible?Well the white horse is the symbol of Kent.

Trigger_happy
15-02-09, 22:14
Couldn't they then put a chalk one into a hill, like the Whipsnape lion, rather than building a giant horse? Plus, its going to look so out of place.

Punaxe
15-02-09, 22:15
It's the biggest waste of money time and space I've ever heard off! Kinda like the LHC.

That's a horrible comparison if you ask me.

Art always gets a lot of criticism, especially if it's expensive and big. If the white horse is indeed Kent's symbol, this is actually one of the better art projects I can think of recently... :p

Tonyrobinson
15-02-09, 22:18
That's a horrible comparison if you ask me.

Art always gets a lot of criticism, especially if it's expensive and big. If the white horse is indeed Kent's symbol, this is actually one of the better art projects I can think of recently... :p

I'm talking about the fact that it broke down :o

Punaxe
15-02-09, 22:20
I'm talking about the fact that it broke down :o

And I'm talking about the fact that it'll be fixed and do us all a great service :tmb:

Tonyrobinson
15-02-09, 22:21
OT: What service is it going to provide I haven't heard too much about it.

Trigger_happy
15-02-09, 22:21
^^Unless it makes us all melt:D

Anyway, as you saw, expensive art is always controversial, but you can see why here. From a purely practical view, isn't a bit of a poor idea?

Punaxe
15-02-09, 22:22
OT: What service is it going to provide I haven't heard too much about it.

Knowledge! Start reading here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LHC#Purpose) :)

Neteru
15-02-09, 22:23
Couldn't they then put a chalk one into a hill, like the Whipsnape lion, rather than building a giant horse? Plus, its going to look so out of place.It's been done. In Folkestone.

Trigger_happy
15-02-09, 22:32
Reading up a bit, apparently, the Kent council asked for a rearing horse- the symbol of Kent- and got this in return. Personally, I don't like it. I think it will look well odd, but we'll have to wait 'til its built to judge properly.

Mad Tony
15-02-09, 22:41
What a waste of money, just like the Turner Center (which hasn't even been built yet!) in Margate.

Trigger_happy
15-02-09, 22:42
The best one is that sculpture of the Big Bang. The spear bits started falling off, so they had to cordon it off to stop people getting impaled.

Neteru
15-02-09, 22:49
What a waste of money, just like the Turner Center (which hasn't even been built yet!) in Margate.Surely anything in Margate is a waste of money.

As for B of the Bang, I really liked that. If that's the one you actually mean. So it's been falling apart?

Mad Tony
15-02-09, 22:49
Surely anything in Margate is a waste of money?Lol, pretty much. It's a ghost town. :p

Trigger_happy
15-02-09, 22:51
I did quite like it- it made quite an impact on the area. However, 9 spikes fell off, and some had to be cut off by the fire brigade, so the coucil are getting rid of it.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4592596/B-of-the-Bang-1.4m-sculpture-binned-by-council.html

Bobsyeruncle
15-02-09, 22:52
And there I thought this thread might be about one of those huge chalk hill-horses made by the ancient Celts or pre-Celts. Well, at least it's not a giant day-glo chicken. :D

Tonyrobinson
15-02-09, 22:57
Imagine as you drive across the road you get pumbled by a giant bombardment of Horse ****!

Larapink
15-02-09, 23:05
If it's going to be like the "Angel of the North" then I see no problems with it. :)

http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2006/12/05/angel460.jpg
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/artblog/2007/dec/03/putsomefunintomotorways
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_of_the_North

Draco
15-02-09, 23:18
I need a 50 decimeter statue of me made. Someone get on that.

Lara's Backpack
16-02-09, 00:03
It kinda reminds me of the random things you see around Australia as you drive along the highways. Each town seems to have to try and outdo the next being the "Home of the giant something".

I find it hillarious.

Pan
16-02-09, 00:13
The fact it's standing still with a bridle is just plain silly, I'd mistake it for a horse on steriods! The Horse of Kent is, in fact, a rampant stallion with a flowing mane and proud stature, they should try that instead or, as aformentioned, a chalk hillside one like the one near Dover.

Tonyrobinson
16-02-09, 00:15
You are now approaching Kent Home of the 200 ft horse... Turn back or be trampled!