WILCOX STUDIO -- old hand-painted sign on brick building
We use them and then they die! Question could be sculpture or scrap? After all what is beauty?!
Oh, yes, "stunning visual impact", "imaginative use of recycling" and possibly "enhanced light bouncing off natural products" are probably the only nice things that spring to mind lol.
Hello Barbara:Possibly it becomes slightly more acceptable if viewed as a piece of sculpture, a tribute to the appalling waste and disregard for finite resources of a society drowning in mass consumerism.
Awful! But I think of the sculpture of [Robert? -not sure of first name] Chamberlain who makes his works out of pieces of cars. They are powerful, large sculptures that show how junk can be made beautiful and evocative.
Cuby poet -- your comment suggests a dichotomy -- a division of views -- sculpture or scrap. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Thanks for your insightful comment -- barbara
Jayne -- this shot was absolutely stunning in a negative way for me -- thoughts of our natural resources going sown the drain is what popped into my mind. Lots of ways one can interpret this photo and I thank you for your interpretations. -- barbara
Jayne and Lance -- Good comment on how to tie the opposing forces of art and trash -- as a tribute to wasted resources by a society drowning in consumerism -- I like this approach to the photo -- thanks barbara.
June -- Powerful comments can be made when you view trash heaped up in tall piles -- first inclinations of many seem to be the word you used, "awful." Yet some see it as art. I find these opposing views very interesting about our society.
It's easy for us to consume and discard because the garbage truck comes and carries everything away. If cars that are driven in cities had to be disposed of in cities instead of rural areas, it would give a big boost to public transit!
I think leave them in the field. One never knows when they might need a part. And the rabbits a place to hide from my dogs.
Sheri -- Yes, a very good point! No one likes the trash they create in their backyard. Just take it away to the countryside, another state or another country. Just make sure it doesn't mess up my immediate environment. Public transit is necessary to resolve many of our transportation and natural resources problems. So glad you stepped up to the issue by spelling out some facts folks have not thought about. Thanks -- barbara
Grampy -- Would you like that in your field? I think you are putting me on. -- barbara
Scrap metal for China no doubt. Hopefully it is not somebody's idea of art.
I just hope they didn't spend stimulus money on it.
Well, at least they stacked them neatly.Around here, you don't even want to know.
Dianne - Never thought it might be for Chinese industries. Do we even have that many factories that produce with metals anymore. Oh yes, the car industries -- still working somewhat. Thanks -- barbara --
We have a similar sight nearby. The cars pile up and are eventually hauled off for scrap. It's recycling.
Towanda -- yes, that they did do. Stacked trash. But it is right by the road -- no fences to shield the mess -- but maybe that is good -- we have to face our mess every time we pass this junk yard. -- barbara
NCmountainwoman -- Of course not -- they gave it all away to Wall Street -- they would certainly not think to give government money to employ workers to clean up the environment.
Vicki -- this pile is a reflection of the 1972 documentary "Future Shock" -- it was about a throw-away society. Thanks -- barbara
Barbara,I would not like the crushed pile in the field but a few uncrushed vehicles I can tolerate. Just a few weeks ago a tree took the side mirror of my daughters neon. Her old hyundai in the field had a side mirror I replaced it with in a matter of half an hour- cost=labor. She drove safely with the new used mirror.
Grampy -- I bet your daughter was happy with you. I guess one could say, waste not, want not. -- barbara
We truly live in a disposable era now days. Use it and throw it away.
MAMA-BUG Seems like soon our whole land with contain piles of stacked junk -- maybe? Thanks -- barbara