A Conversation for The Koan, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK

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Post 1

Bluebottle

Entry: The Koan, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK - A87990475
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

I moan and groan alone, I own.

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A87990475 - The Koan, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

I love this! smiley - applause

Suggestion:

>>In 1997 the hospital was holding an urgent Scanner appeal.<<

Could you just say 'In 1997 the hospital held an urgent Scanner appeal.' ? Because 1997 is over?

Also, could you explain what that means? Were they raising money to buy a scanner of some sort? smiley - bigeyes Sorry to be thick.

If I lived on the Isle of Wight, I think I'd make life hell for these people. How dare they strand you all like that? smiley - grr

This reminds me so much of what I was reading yesterday - which was about the 'art' installation called 'Tilted Arc' by Richard Serra. He got the US government to give him money to put a 120-foot-long, 12-foot-high solid, unfinished plate of rust-covered COR-TEN steel in a government office plaza in New York in the 80s.

COR-TEN steel, designed by colleagues of my late dad's, grows a protective covering of intentional rust as it ages. It is ugly, but amazingly clever. Its choice as an art material is seriously deranged.

They had to take it down when 1300 federal employees signed a petition that the object was ruining their lives. They couldn't get around it. It blocked the sun. It interfered with their ability to sit there and eat lunch, etc.

Of course, the art people yelled, 'Philistines!' The thing is in pieces in storage. The artist wouldn't let them reinstall it elsewhere, because it was 'site-specific'. smiley - whistle

I was thinking of writing it up, but there aren't any photos of it, and it was taken down in 1989. smiley - laugh


A87990475 - The Koan, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK

Post 3

Bluebottle

That's not what you said before: F22151827?thread=8318303 smiley - tongueout

I've made a couple of tweaks. I've got some photos of it from a distance but due to current circumstances I don't think I'll be going anywhere near the hospital just to take photographs in the immediate future. smiley - nursesmiley - doctor

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A87990475 - The Koan, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK

Post 4

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - rofl I believe I said I thought somebody donated it. Nobody should have to pay for stuff like that, seriously.

smiley - laugh I'd stay away, too. Around here, you can't get in unless you've got an appointment and they take your temperature first.

Thanks! smiley - ok


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