Tuesday, 19 June 2012

MacArthur Park

You see there's this guy in love with this girl and they meet almost every day in the park for lunch. It's a nice park and people have birthday parties there with cakes and candles and all that.

I dunno if the girl's hot for the guy or not but she breaks up with him and he's like really bummed and feels like he'll never love like that again, that the ingredients that made up their relationship were just so special that it's like a cake that he made and someone left it out in the rain and it's fucked and he's lost the recipe...


I made this sculpture all about it...
 

I think it needs more trees.
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  1. Hee hee hee. I don't know why, but that song always makes me giggle.

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    1. Glad you said that 'cause it makes me giggle too, I don't think we're supposed to which makes it harder not to.

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    1. Oh cool Andrea - you knew they were falling trees!

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  3. You are brilliant! Even if you didn't preface the picture w/ the explanation I would have totally gotten it- as that song often pops into my head whenever I see cake:-) My husband, a former trumpet player, is a huge Maynard Ferguson fan. In our first year together,Maynard's version of MacArthur Park was often playing in the background. When I looked up the lyrics later on, I fell in love. How corny, how quirky, how very sad:-( But, your sculpture is AWESOME!

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    1. Thanks Amy.
      Not many people understand his metaphor, you did well. Perhaps Maynard Ferguson did a good job of it.
      I always liked this song but thought it odd and funny (a guy singing about a soggy cake) until I found out what it was about recently. Now I think it's beautiful and can relate to it.

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  4. I love that sculpture so much! You are truly creative and talented. Can I eat that sculpture?

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    1. Thanks Tangled - it would probably wreck your teeth it you ate it 'cause it's made out of Hebel block (aerated concrete) and plaster :( But it does look sweet.

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  5. I had no reference to call on for this experience. Call me naive? Perhaps it's just that I grew up in a shoe box, and even though there's such a thing as Google now, I feel like I'm much too much behind to catch up with all the social references and such. I could definitely look up everything to do with MacArthur Park, but I'd rather just enjoy your version instead. I like the way you tell the story, I like your swearing, and I like that of course the guy lost the recipe cause duh, he's a guy.

    And I agree with Andrea -- I like the falling trees too.

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    1. Ta db. There aren't many songs from that era that aren't about drugs. I had the song in my head and had to find out more, of course it's just wiki - not a phone call to the song writer but hey - if you can't trust wiki who can you trust?
      Besides it is a good story!

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  6. One of the best songs ever, with the corniest lyrics ever.
    Love love love that sculpture, though to tell you the truth, I thought it was a real cake at first glance...and now I'm hungry...

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    1. Thank you Lilly.
      Yep, what a song...and a man that bakes? cakes? I'll meet him in the park any day - or night.

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  7. Trees? I was thinking more like tumbleweeds ... we have those in my part of the world.

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    1. Yes Esbboston they could be tumbleweeds if it's a reeeeeally old memory...
      You've got them there? Wow, real ones? - it's like living on a movie set then.

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  8. It's just mean to make a cake out of concrete.

    You're a cake-tease!

    (see what I did there? I'm so funny without sleep)

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    1. Hahaha - I have been called that before, but hey, what a great table centre piece for a dieters' luncheon!

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  9. Julie, I am always tickled when you post your art. I would like to decorate my whole house with it. (Of course, right now, it's covered with robots made with hot glue and recycled materials and patented "litter pans" made of cereal boxes–and the one-eyed alien duck Kachina.) I like yours way better, though. Way.

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    1. Wow Tara, sounds fabulous and would love to drop by and check them out!
      Is it child inspired, mine are grown and I miss that creative outlet.

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    2. Mine is not only child-inspired. It is all created by very eccentric children. It's a gallery of bizarre ideas. They are less well-realized than yours but I am certain my youngest will rival you in 30 or 40 years.

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    3. I hope they rival me, it's not a high climb, I can feel their little feet on my back already :)

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  10. Yum to the pretend cake!
    and a huge "WOW" to your creative self. I love reading or looking at your posts. It is like attending a friends art show, only I don't have to leave my house, and it is not at all stuffy, pretentious or boring.
    Your art is fun, exciting, interesting, beautiful, imaginative and just plain cool.

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    1. Oh wow, thanks so much JR for the lovely comment. It came right when I needed a lovely comment!

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  11. So cool! I've been loving your 3-D art here and - of course - your paintings on google+ (even though I've never once commented on your - or anyone's - google+ site). The colour of the cake is just perfect! You're a true artist.

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    1. You're so kind Stephanie. I'm very pleased you say so, because you are such a wonderful artist :)

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  12. Love your sculpture, Julie! That veeeeeery long song with its strange lyrics always left me scratching my head. Your wondeful artwork has helped me to see the light! :D

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    1. Oh - cool Susan! Thank you, haha yes the lyrics always left me wondering. No surprise some thought it was about drugs.

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  13. I'm going through Julie withdrawal.

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    1. Hehehehehe, Marianne you're so sweet...I've been absent both in body and in mind.

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  14. Hey Julie - I was just checking in to make sure my feed isn't broken again. It's not, which is good, but you're not around, which stinks. Hope all is well with you! - Skwish.

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    1. wow, so nice to have someone thinking of me in my absentness (that's not a word) absenteeism (ah that's better).
      Thank you Skwishee.

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