Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Aht Shmaht

Well, hello Valentine!
Have you ever been in a museum
and you see something that is seemingly ordinary
or lacking skill?
Your instinct is to question its validity.
Is it art?
Well it's got a little sign on it.
Gotta be . . . right?

It's a term we take for granted.
Originally meant to differentiate
from Handmade,
the term was appropriated by Marcel Duchamp
to describe a type of art. 
A Readymade was "an ordinary object elevated to the dignity 
of a work of art by the mere choice of an artist"

In the spirit of the Readymade
I have taken two ordinary EA objects and made
something new.
"Bicycle Wheel" inspired by the one by Marcel Duchamp
A bicycle wheel from the adult bike
and the base game cheap stool
(gently modified)
Comes in two presets
for a mere 52 simoleons.
There are four channels so you
can make it look however you want.
That's fancy, yo.
It's like ... you're an artist too.
(mind is blown)
 But is it art?

Sure is.
How do I know?
There's a little sign next to it.

These art plaques are very handy.
You can get these too.
They can identify art.
And because it is a plaque 
it cannot lie.
Therefore, whatever you put it next to
is, indeed, art.
(Not to be confused with the specimen plaque that 
can confirm that, indeed, you are looking at a tree)

Not sure what that thing is EA included with that SP/EP?
Throw a sign on it - presto - it's high art.
No one will question you.
In fact . . . you'll be called an intellectual.

You can even
Create a paradox
So there you have it bubbies.
My valentine's day gift to you.

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