07/13/10 - Barrel Monster
One last shot from my Plant Delights Nursery visit on Saturday. There's a story behind this one. From the Plant Delights website:
"If you are like us, you were amazed in early June 2009 when you first saw photos of the Barrel Monster, which mysteriously appeared on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, NC. Guerilla artist and 21-year-old NC State Junior Joe Carnevale (aka U Live You Burn) assembled a far more effective traffic deterrent by rearranging a series of traffic barrels into the now legendary Barrel Monster. Unfortunately, Joe was tracked down, arrested and charged with larceny and damage to property. Reportedly, the charges will be dismissed when Joe completes 50 hours of community service working for Habitat for Humanity. Unlike the Lockerbie bomber, we think Joe's ingenuity and creativity is something to celebrate."
I'll let you decide art vs. crime. I gotta admit my reaction to this was much more positive than the graffiti I often see on bridges and trains.
A picture of the original taken along the side of the road is here:
Thanks for all your welcome home wishes for the boys yesterday. It sure is good to have them home. I did take some new shots yesterday...mostly of them and mostly playing with Play Doh.