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Your cheatin' art will tell on you [Aug. 16th, 2005|07:59 pm]
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So at some point last week,mad_eponine made an attractive junk sculpture from a tripod, a collapsible vegetable steamer (you know, the kind that fold up and resemble a colander with scales), and the flag of the city of Chicago, which he placed in my yard at some point when I wasn't home. I had the good fortune to park in the back that evening, and thus, did not see the sculpture until the next morning, when I groggily opened my window shade to see it gleaming in the sunlight.

Long-time readers of this LJ know that when I moved into my house, Ivan quickly built two large junk sculptures in the yard: The "Robot" made from a discarded satellite dish, and the "spaceship" planter made from a 8 foot fiberglass boat that our neighbors threw out. These remained even after he moved out because 1) I like them 2) it's not like Ivan would have had room for them at his apartment 3) you wanna try moving a literal boatload of dirt and plants?

So Ivan was over this weekend, arriving after sundown. In the morning, he saw the new sculpture and said; "Hey, when did you get this?", so I told him. He jokingly said "I don't know how I feel about other men leaving sculptures in your yard". heh. The creative/prank impulse as a metaphor for infidelity amuses me.

Other women take lovers; it is apparently my vice to take sculptures inappropriate for their creators' yards. Call it polyartory, or something.
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[User Picture]From: mad_eponine
2005-08-17 07:08 am (UTC)
Don't worry, Artory is neither a Deadly nor Mortal sin. It is, however, a Ve(i)nial sin. Har har.

Man, aorta quit before making another bad joke...
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