Tiny Town Man claims to like some mundane public art

Wednesday, 15 July 2009 15:01 administrator
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TINY TOWN, USA –– An Ithaca man pointed at two of three public murals in the passageway between the Commons and Green Street and said, "I like these."

The two panels depict bucolic scenes from outside the city limits. Pointing to a third that depicts a dismounted cyclist, a person of color and an obviously gay man at the Ithaca Farmer's Market, the local critic gave a firm thumbs down. 

"I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings," he said in reference to the third piece. "But I don't like this one." 

At the time of this story the tinytowntimes.com art posse was hot on the heels of the name of the person who created these works for a quote. In general, the art posse has taken a dim view of these paintings, finding fault not so much with the "artist" as with the aesthetically-challenged city council that approved these works for public display. Considering the allegedly high level of artistry we boast of here in Tiny Town, these works exhibit a stunning lack of imagination on the city's part. 

But the tinytowntimes.com editors are impartial. We sought and found an Ithacan who approved of two of these items and, as they say, two out of three ain't bad, unless we're talking concurrent terminal illnesses. 

–– Franklin Crawford


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