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« on: August 07, 2007 04:50:40 AM »

My mum is doing an art corse at the local polytech.
She made this piece and had to talk about it in front of the class, this is what she said:

"I call this piece 'Railspike and Three Horseshoes'. I assembled it from found objects. The spike and horse shoes are from St Andrews railway track and beach. The fabric is from our dress-up box and I found the frame in Jason's office. This work represents the coming of age of rail, subsequently signalling the end of importance for the horse. I thought about using four horseshoes but realised completing the pattern could be seen as unlucky for some. Also the three horseshoes symbolise a three-legged horse, i.e. something which has outlived its usefulness.
I have used the silk fabric and gilt frame to evoke a bygone era; a more genteel, less hectic time perhaps?"

And this is the picture:
 
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I laughed so hard when I saw this, and then read what she wrote about it.
When she was talking to her class she kept a totally straight face and acted as if she didn't realise what word she had created.
Some people figured out what it was instantly, others took a long time, and more still COULDN'T figure it out and had to be told.

I love my mummy =)

I didnt really want to put the warning in the title, but I knew I had to, since there are kids as young as 13 on the site.
Hope it didnt spoil the picture any!

What does everyone think?
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2007 09:25:08 AM »

Your mom is awesome.  She seems like someone I'd really like to hang out with- and I wouldn't worry about the disclaimer spoiling anything- I didn't read your whole post and I *still* knew what it said!  Did anyone in the class comment? Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007 11:06:34 AM »

Luvin it! One of my favorite words!
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2007 07:51:40 PM »

The whole class just laughed, they loved it!

There was a girl in one of the other art classes that came in while everyone was out of the room and put a sign up next to it about how much the picture offended her, that was really funny too.

GeeZee, its one of my favourite words too!
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i am sorry for being a bad, rude swapper. i am sorry to all the partners i flaked on, and all the feelings i hurt. i feel really guilty, my life is messed up right now and i got greedy and selfish. i didnt think about anything but getting nice things. i am so sorry everyone. i'll be leaving now.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2007 07:55:01 AM »

Hahaha that's awesome Cheesy I love your mum's description of it. And that girl who got really offended by it clearly has no sense of humour, it's only a word!
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2007 02:07:28 PM »

That is incredible.

I almost peed myself when I clicked the link.
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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2007 10:54:20 PM »

i agree. your mom is AWESOME!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2007 12:47:08 PM »

Maybe its because I am a foreigner and English isnt my first language (usually I havent a problem understanding "foul" language though), but I dont get it. Can someone please enlighten me?

ETA: I got it now, sometimes all it takes is just a push in the right direction *lol*...
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2007 06:24:41 PM »

oh, that is amazing! one of my favorites too :O)
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2007 11:23:38 PM »

Oh my goodness, I love your mom. And I love how you posted what she said before the picture. After I read her explanation, I was afraid the joke went over my head too, but then the picture cracked me up. Hurray for powerful language (and humor) in art!
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