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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-07-12 06:15
Subject: [photos|art] The good, the bad, and the ugly... well, the bad and the ugly at any rate
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Tags:art, photos, radiantlisa, travel, washington
There's a tradition on the Long Beach peninsula (SW Washington state) of chainsaw sculpture. Which is definitely an art form in its own right. But sometimes chainsaw sculpture is an art form in its own wrong.

During our recent stay there, Lisa Costello became fascinated with this somewhat homely fisherman:


She then realized that just down the road was his homelier girlfriend the mermaid:


Except that mermaid would have given Hans Christian Andersen a case of the screaming fantods and turned him into a horror writer. Finally, Lisa realized that the mermaid wasn't the fisherman's girlfriend, she was the fisherman in bad drag. "Skag", as some of my gay friends call it.

You're welcome.

As usual, more at the Flickr set.

Photos © 2013, Lisa Costello.

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User: seventorches
Date: 2013-07-12 15:26 (UTC)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-07-12 15:29 (UTC)
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It's a Mark Twain word...
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User: mlerules
Date: 2013-07-12 17:31 (UTC)
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LOL! I'm a fan of bad/good chainsaw art, also prevalent in and around Big Bear, CA and much of the CA Coast along/near the Redwood Hwy.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2013-07-12 22:55 (UTC)
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But sometimes chainsaw sculpture is an art form in its own wrong.

This is one of the funniest turns of phrase I've read in, well, maybe my whole life.
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