Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Buried Bronze

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I got this idea while watching a documentary on sculptor Lisa Roet. I'd like to see a giant bronze statue that is half buried in the earth. Over the years the amount of dirt piled around the statue would change, either covering more of the statue or eroding away to reveal more. I first imagined a giant ape emerging from the ground, but other themes might work just as well. Could also try half-burying a statue on the beach as well, and let the tides do their work.
simonj, Apr 22 2010

Reminded me of this. http://thepublicint...ATUE-OF-LIBERTY.jpg
Sorry simonj I couldn't hep mysef. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Apr 22 2010]

Buried Steel http://deafdingo.co...ch_DA_0504__800.jpg
Ode to Detroit Detritus. [jurist, Apr 22 2010]

Anthony Gormley http://www.edwud.co...flection_crosby.jpg
[coprocephalous, Apr 22 2010]

The Awakening http://en.wikipedia...akening_(sculpture)
A prime candidate, if you ask me. [phoenix, Apr 22 2010]

there are some stone ones on Easter Island... http://thumb18.shut...he-sand-1317619.jpg
[xandram, Apr 22 2010]

and other places http://3.bp.blogspo...tacama+Desert+4.jpg
[xandram, Apr 22 2010]

The Awakening...I thought you meant this! http://www.shannons...who/serials/6m.html
Dr Who: The Awakening [simonj, Apr 23 2010]

The scale is right http://farm4.static...7895_65e6bbed08.jpg
Lisa Roet: Cradle [simonj, Apr 23 2010]

Reminded me of this http://farm1.static..._1927b94910.jpg?v=0
I pass this piece regularly [BunsenHoneydew, Apr 23 2010]

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       "An archeological expedition to the deepest parts of California today discovered a partially buried bronze statue of an orangutan holding what appears to a wooden torch or possibly a flaming banana. The cuneiform writing on the attached plaque is indicipherable as of yet, but there appears to be a carving of "what looks to be a half eaten croissant" in the corner".
FlyingToaster, Apr 22 2010
  

       + (Hmm... If I die, will I lose my tan first?) Thought-provoking.   

       Actually, I do like sculpture ideas and this is an interesting potential element.
Mustardface, Apr 22 2010
  

       "Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair".
coprocephalous, Apr 22 2010
  

       (changes 'loose' to 'lose')
Mustardface, Apr 22 2010
  

       I think we need more collossal bronze structures myself, so [+] from me. We've known how to make them since Ancient times and they are definitely underused as civic structures   

       They might be a bit expensive at the moment, mind you, but there must be cheaper alternative materials to bronze out there currently.
Aristotle, Apr 22 2010
  

       Of course there are; you just need to devise a bronze formulation that doesn't contain either copper or tin.
8th of 7, Apr 22 2010
  

       Half buried objects are hardly an original idea, as are objects placed in tidal paths. Sorry [simonj] but I fail to see a new idea here.
xenzag, Apr 22 2010
  

       although nice and artsy, I do agree with [xenzag]
xandram, Apr 22 2010
  

       More interesting would be to find a set of giant feet protruding from the ground, then you could use your imagination to speculate on how far they continue to extend in a downwards direction; why they are there; how they got there....etc. You could make the legs (covered with spiky metal hairs of course) hundreds of feat long, so that anyone trying to dig them up, would simply give up after a short while.   

       Piece would need to be installed over a period of nights in some remote spot, then left there to be discovered.
xenzag, Apr 22 2010
  

       I think Idea cannot last over the long term. Remember that the Colossus of Rhodes was made of bronze, and eventually it got recycled, despite being famous and old. (Of course it was also a wreck, because of an earthquake, and the pieces were just laying there for several centuries.)
Vernon, Apr 22 2010
  

       The Colossus of Rhodes didn't get recycled, it got stolen.
simonj, Apr 23 2010
  

       //hundreds of feat long//   

       Or dozens of achievements long.   

       I like it, art that hints at art, or organically changes over decades.
Germanicus, Apr 24 2010
  

       [BunsenHoneydew] wow another Melbournite!
simonj, Apr 28 2010
  
      
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