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Old 06-17-2005, 11:16 AM   #1
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I'm very upset

In this morning's local paper there is an article on the front page that makes me so mad...

There is a local artist that made a sculpture with bettas in it. It is on display at the new Mesa Arts Center. Get this...he put one betta in each of five light bulbs (regular size) and he has them on a chandelier with led lights lighting them up. He said he unscrews the bulbs every three days to feed and change the water. These fish are nose to tail touching the sides!!! It is so sad, they can't even swim at all.

He said everyone that sees it says it's cruel (DUH!!!!!) but he says that "sometimes life is cruel" 'Pent Epiphany' is the title and it symbolizes human ideas. "Ideas are alive and beautiful-like the fish-and sometimes people get trapped within their ideas."

I think he's trapped inside his STUPID idea! This guy even teaches five classes a week at the studio, Great.

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming......

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Old 06-17-2005, 11:23 AM   #2
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It's a shame that bettas are considered such disposable fish. But, at least he is getting some not so good feedback about his twisted idea.

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Agreed. Unfortunately, sometimes the "artists" feed off of any reaction, negative or otherwise, because they feel the resulting discussion validates the display.
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I guess he is one that thinks bad publicity is better then none. What a jerk!!

I hope he zaps him self one of these days changing the water.
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Poor fish!
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i find it very creative... but still. he should also know about the welfare of beings being an artist
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Had he stuffed kittens into screw-top mason jars, he'd have been strung up for animal cruelty....so he chose to use fish instead. He could have made the same point by placing a small live plant, a cut flower, a bird feather, or a dried butterfly in each light bulb.
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So sad.....
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Originally Posted by QTOFFER
Had he stuffed kittens into screw-top mason jars
Y'All do some weird cannin' down der, all momma be cannin' is green beans and damaters.
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Originally Posted by QTOFFER
Had he stuffed kittens into screw-top mason jars,.....
Now thats art! I'm off to the studio!

Funny semi-similar story...I got into a huge battle with a carnival operator a few years back for giving away baby iguanas as prizes in a midway booth, and when the local SPCA said that they could really do nothing more than make sure that the animals had food and water, I announced that I was going to set up my own midway booth and give away 7 week-old kittens and puppies as prizes....suddenly the SPCA found the resources to side with me on the iguana thing.

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