Tuesday, January 29, 2008

joy (pioneer woman) (for now)

Joy (Pioneer Woman)

A few pics of Joy (Pioneer Woman), a Frederick Littman sculpture located up at Council Crest... at least for now. A sister piece was recently stolen and sold for scrap by a couple of creepy metal-thieving tweakers, and some years ago "Joy" herself was temporarily abducted as well, and was only recovered about a decade later. So it's probably only a matter of time before someone else notices it and sees dollar signs. The same likely goes for any other metal object that can be grabbed and carted off, or cut into pieces and carted off.

In the first draft of this post I went off on an extended rant about metal thieves, meth, and Mad Max, which then segued into a bit of pop sociology about meth and the unending stress of poverty. The ranting didn't fit the tone I'm aiming for with this post, and the soc. theory was unpersuasive on second reading. Most sociological theory strikes me that way, actually, which may be why I never went on to grad school.

So instead I'll just get to the point. The statue's nice enough, it's here in town, and it's probably endangered if scrap metal prices stay at current levels. So see it while you can.

Joy (Pioneer Woman)

Joy (Pioneer Woman)

Joy (Pioneer Woman)

Joy (Pioneer Woman)

Joy (Pioneer Woman)

Joy (Pioneer Woman)

Joy (Pioneer Woman)

Council Crest Park

Council Crest Park

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