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Would You Put This Fountain In Front Yard ?

Discussion in 'Lawns & Landscaping' started by Nyboy, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Jul 5, 2017
    ninnymary

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    I know! but you can still tie a plastic leaf around it.

    Mary
     
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    Beekissed

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    I wouldn't...it's a tad tacky. Whenever I see those kinds of statues in yards...and I see them aplenty, with the little boy peeing into a little pond...it never strikes a good cord~my thoughts are always, "Ick...how tacky!"

    Just like the geese with jackets on, those big colored reflective balls, or the family of deer~when there is never a time you'll see a buck, a doe and a fawn all roaming together and the buck is not in velvet~all I can think of is tacky.
     
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    thistlebloom

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    I guess I'm not cultured, it doesn't appeal to me, but taste is a personal thing.
     
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    waretrop

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    I have one thing that if a little offensive and a fountain. I am on our county garden tour and they see them every year. They have never talked about Allabelle Leigh's boobs....

    annabelle leigh.jpg
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    I put blue water in the fountain this year and that is what they talked about...
     
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    dickiebird

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    That's art, how can it be seen as tacky????

    THANX RICH
     
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    seedcorn

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    Art? It's a concrete statue of a nude boy pissing into fountain.

    If it was a concrete statue of a naked me pissing into a fountain, would you consider it art? (Think fat, old man with pot belly and chicken legs-as my wife calls them)

    Put in front yard or don't, but it isn't art. What message are you trying to send?

    (Rich this isn't targeted at you per se, just I hear the word "art" thrown around WAY too much, nothing personnal). Call me a country hick but I see too many things allowed in terms of that 3 letter word.
     
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    Carol Dee

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    I guess I like @waretrop 's statue and fountain better. :idunnoJust be (But kind of agree with @seedcorn 's ART statement.)
     
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    Beekissed

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    I'll agree with that. Art is very subjective, so just calling something "art" doesn't make it a classic, tasteful object to place in the front of one's house.

    You'd likely be appalled at what some folks consider art out there...I've seen artists renderings of babies being boiled or otherwise prepared for eating in various ways and magazines calling it something wonderful.

    Any "art" showing someone eliminating bodily wastes in public is just not my idea of good taste. But...each to his own...it's all subjective.

    NY did ask for opinions and it's never likely they will all agree.
     
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    waretrop

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    @Nyboy, I would bleach that little boy and teach him how to be proud of himself. Then you need to put him where he is complimentary in your garden for you...no one else..... Just think of all the ancient statues. No one complains about them exposing themselves to all the world to see....LOL

    Make him PEE.....
     
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    thistlebloom

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    Who gets to define "art" for all of us?
     
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