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Front Yard Easter Island heads

 
 
Equus
 
Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2004 10:40 am
A guy living at a house several blocks away from me has cut down all the trees in his front yard, mid-trunk; and has turned them all into big woodcarvings resembling the Easter Island heads. He has them lit up at night in different colors. Except one was vandalized recently and he re-carved it into a giant foot.

Some would say it's art. I'm sure some of his neighbors disagree. What do you think?
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Algis Kemezys
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2004 11:16 am
This is simply incredible,any photos ?
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Equus
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2004 12:01 pm
I wish I could post a photo, but I am hardware and software poor. I'll see what I can do.
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Synonymph
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2004 12:02 pm
The carvings sound nice, but illuminating them in colors? Well, at least it's not The Heidelberg Project.
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colorbook
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2004 01:01 pm
It's sounds nice, I'd like to see a photo.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2004 01:18 pm
I didn't have any trees so I had to purchase mine. Here's the carvings with the five young ladies I purchased them from. They come to visit my yard from time to time.

http://www3.tky.3web.ne.jp/~edjacob/Ladies.jpg
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2004 05:27 pm
Sounds cool to me. So long as there are still some trees left.

A guy around these parts carves ex-trees that the city has cut down. He picks the ones on the sidewalk and asks in advance that they cut it high. He generally carves them into chairs.
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shepaints
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2004 06:55 pm
I'm horrified that he cut down the trees!
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2004 07:12 pm
There could be lots of worser things in the front yard.
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2004 07:17 pm
http://www.gnomebisque.com/GardenGnomesAtHome/images/frontpage1.jpg
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 22 Apr, 2004 07:27 pm
Were I in his position, I would have given them a carving of a bit of anatomy a bit higher than a foot.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 01:34 pm
Geesh, one of my best posts ever, and no one even notices... Sad
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 02:00 pm
We noticed we were just ignoring you.
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Piffka
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 02:07 pm
These were living trees?

If so, I'd say it is a sacrilege and he'll be facing a dismaying eternity when he dies.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 02:42 pm
Why were you ignoring me? How is that any weirder than some guy carving his trees into feet and heads?
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 07:33 pm
Well you ignored me first - so there.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 07:37 pm
Dead tree that was going to be cut down (all the way down) anyway... whatever. Kinda cool.

Living trees... I'm with Piff.

(It was funny, cjhsa!)
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 07:39 pm
Soz your taking sides.

Trees are mostly good but some time they have to come down. My former husband carved the stump of a tree we had to take out into a cat. But is was in the back yard.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 07:51 pm
Again, if they HAVE to come down, fine.

I feel really really strongly about wanton destruction of perfectly healthy trees, though. Has been happening all over in my neighborhood and it makes me livid. Everyone wants there to be trees in their next-door neighbor's yard, but for their OWN yard, well, with all that shade the grass is all patchy, and it drops all those leaves, and...

I find it infuriating. (Yes, I know there are far worse injustices.) When we lived in L.A., we had professional tree trimmers come to service our huge California live oak. I adored that tree. I sat there at the window rubbing my temples as they slashed and hacked, and finally decided they were going too far and stormed out and confronted them. They eventually convinced me that I was used to Midwestern trees, in California trees are hardier and need to be cut back that much to be healthy. They were right, the tree looked better than ever by the next year. But I was, like, really upset. Ah well.
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Fri 23 Apr, 2004 07:57 pm
I agree soz in fact I was listening to a program just the other day about the clear cutting going on in the north west and I agree it is a shame to see virgin forest felled.
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