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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Haiku #286

Faux sunflower seeds -
Tate Modern's hundred million
are all hand painted

16 comments:

Derrick said...

Hard to imagine isn't it? Now, the feat would have been if the artist had done then all himself!!

Poetic Artist said...

Sunflower seeds.
Hand painted.

TechnoBabe said...

Sounds like so much work, hours and hours of work.

Gerry Snape said...

I'm with Derek...if he had done them himself I might apreciate the message a bit more, as the message is a good one but not to give him the credit. Oh dear, get down of the horse Geraldine!!

Gerry Snape said...

Sorry Derrick...wrong spelling!

Madame DeFarge said...

Do you think someone's going to tell him that he missed a bit?

Rallentanda said...

Sounds like a good way to give up smoking!

Titus said...

I want to know how they're going to keep them in place? My first thought on seeing the piece was "When I go I'll just put the one in my pocket" and I reckon the majority are as criminally-minded as me...

Dave King said...

A warm welcome to Poetic Artist and much thanks for all your comments.
I suppose I could have been very non-P.C. and pointed out that he's Chinese and that there's a lot of cheap labour available in China, but I think we're basically all agreed. I struggled to see the point of a beach load of ceramic sunflower seeds, but apparently it's a reference to Mao Zedong who referred to the Chinese people as sunflowers turning their faces always to the sun - which of course was him.

Titus, yo would have been a great disappointment to your leader, I think - had you been one of the sunflowers.

Titus said...

Ooh, I don't think so, Dave...
Gang of Five?

The Weaver of Grass said...

Someone suggested that doing a similar thing might solve the unemplyment problem here Dave.

Dave King said...

Titus
OK. I'm convinced.

Weaver
Unemployment? What unemployment? Our glorious nation has no unemployment, just people who can't find jobs.

Jingle said...

well put.

Dave King said...

Thanks

Bob MacNeal said...
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Bob MacNeal said...

Enjoyed your haiku about the Tate Modern installation. Thanks.

Responded with a haiku called Painted Subterfuge.

Ceramic seed husks
Conceptual deception
Painted subterfuge