Sunday, May 18, 2008

A Good Movie and an Art Project

If watching movies from the 1930s is your thing than I suggest you watch Wedding Present. Cary Grant is the star and, as always, he is great. This movie is filled with fun that, in my opinion, can't really be duplicated in a more modern film. Check it won't be disappointed.

In other aspiring artist named Jennifer Marsh decided to transform an abandoned gas station into a public work of art. It's a pretty neat idea. :) This is taken from the article on

"I really tried to find a good balance of art and politics. I don't want it to be just a political statement. And I don't want it to just be a sculpture," said the 27-year-old Marsh, who is finishing her master of fine arts degree at Syracuse University.

"I wanted to startle people so they would stop and think about it (oil) ... and be inspired to make up their own opinions about the situation and how it has affected their community," she said.

With the help of professional and amateur artists from 15 countries and more than 2,500 grade-school students in 29 states, Marsh covered the 50-year-old former Citgo station — pumps, light stands, signs and all — with more than 3,000 fiber panels that are crocheted, knitted, quilted or stitched together.

The panels cover 5,000 square feet and come in every color, hue and texture. There are panels in burlap, leather, even silk. There are panels of solid color and others with patterns, prints or scenes. Some carry written messages: "Give me oil or give me death."

Some of the more imaginative panels are made with the labels from plastic beverage containers, plastic shopping bags and plastic six-pack carriers — all petroleum products.

A nearby kiosk explains the project — called WRAP, for World Reclamation Art Project.

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