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Monday, April 12, 2010

Is that a plunger in your hand, or....

There's this local artist in my town who's, um, specialty (?) is making wood sculptures. Like big ones. He uses an existing tree, cuts most of it down, and then carves his sculpture with a chain saw.

Well the elementary school has a cute bear on their front lawn. He's tall and smiley and mainly still 'tree' colored, with some red painted on his cheeks.  It's really adorable.

And then we have this:




This was a tree that grew up in the shape of a 'Y' and I can only guess that the plumbing company decided to step up it's advertising campaign. With Wood Art.

He's a presumed plumber. And this guy is SO HAPPY about plunging that toilet! I mean, yes, he's happy, isn't he? See how happy? The big smile! The gushing from the toilet! I mean NO ONE would assume that's anything 'other' than a toilet gushing, would they? Here's a closer look.
That doesn't look phallic. Not at all.

And sadly, the best part is missing. Someone broke the plunger that the plumber was holding. It used to protrude from his hands and point toward the gushing 'water.'

Did I mention that we drive past this work of art every. single. day?

We do.

Twice.

On the way home, it's on the passenger side, and when there's traffic (almost daily) my little cherubs get a super dee dooper close up view.

I'm just waiting for the day that they want to get out and touch it. Or maybe just take pictures with it? I don't even know...

A few final thoughts: First, the signage for the plumbing company...well, it's not exactly front and center and pointing to this guy. So if you didn't see it (to the right in the top picture)...you may just think some asshole wanted this 'art' on his front lawn. Second, I bet the person who lives next to the plumbing company (upper right corner, top picture) is fearing many think he's That Asshole.

Aren't you happy I shared?

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14 Comments:

Anonymous Tired Mom T├ęsa said...

Wow, that is definitely different! I've seen carvings out of trees before but nothing like that. And you get to see it twice a day - lucky you!

4/12/10, 5:47 PM  
Blogger The mad woman behind the blog said...

You have to wonder if he makes money doing this.

That shit is scary. Give me the cute bears and hillbillies cut from large tree trunks any day. (I have a secret lust for those bears. Its a little weird.)

4/12/10, 6:19 PM  
Blogger My name is PJ. said...

Well slap my ass and call me Katie! Ain't that purty?!

4/13/10, 8:12 AM  
Blogger Moooooog35 said...

It's appropriate, then, that it's made out of wood.

4/13/10, 9:03 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I'm sad I missed this on my tour..... Obviously gushing water. Nothing else comes to mind at all.

4/13/10, 3:07 PM  
Blogger Craftify It! said...

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4/13/10, 3:26 PM  
Blogger Mrsblogalot said...

OMG I think I would have crashed right into this if it were on my street. Or stare at it all day.

4/13/10, 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Wow. Just wow. Now that's something to spice up your daily drive!

4/13/10, 4:37 PM  
Blogger JenJen said...

hi Dammit
nothing is worse than local art sometimes....you just gotta wonder "....the fuck?"

4/13/10, 6:14 PM  
Blogger Aislinn said...

Well you critiqued my blog so I had to come over because you said we might be soul mates?! I think you may be right!! Your blog made me laugh at 5 am. Thats when I got up this morning for work. Thats how addicted I am right now to this damn blogging thing!!

4/13/10, 10:59 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

Umm...there's no point in playing games here. The artist shouldn't have strayed so much from the natural design. It corrupts the purity of his work.

No one likes Rabbits that look like plumbers plunging toilets. I don't even have the sense of humor for that.

4/14/10, 11:35 PM  
Blogger Lynnie said...

Well, I must say, I've never seen anything quite like that, and wonder what the tree feels about this. If I were that tree I think I would be a little upset. Not a lovely thing to see each day. Maybe he has a sense of humor?

4/15/10, 9:30 AM  
Anonymous fuck yeah, motherhood! said...

hi, dammit!

a) I want the sculpture.

b) I also swear some. are we best friends yet?

4/15/10, 8:38 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

This is ah-mazing. The artist should win an award. And the plumbing company should get a prize. And maybe the keys to the city. Seriously, they have done the world (and that tree) a favor. That thing is what almost everything on RegrEtsy wants to grow up to be. The award would be called the "BeauSTMYTOSE" (Beautiful Shit That Makes You Think Of Something Else) award. The keys would be called "Di-Keys"

You are so lucky to get to see that every day. I'm totally jealous.

4/19/10, 10:52 PM  

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