Monday, December 10, 2018

Maybe This Will Help

An art installation on this year's Farm/Art DTour called Sentinels of the Hills by Madeline Straka was the subject of my last post, "What The Hell Is that?" It was more of an excuse to use an old SNL clip than a legitimate question.

What the hell is that?


What the hell is that?

How did that dang deal get here?


Hey, come over here and look at this deal.

What the hell is that?


I don't know what the hell that is.

What in the hell is that?

An explanation from the Fest's artist page:

The farmland of Sauk County is watched over by a heard of monolithic beasts—elusive creatures born from the hills are finally revealing themselves. Fascinated by creatures of myth, emerging artist Madeline Straka seeks to bring impossible beasts to life on a large scale. Straka's practice employs animalistic forms inspired by folklore while exploring mythologies of monsters in contemporary contexts.

36 comments:

  1. Hmmmm, I'll have to think about that one!

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    1. Ha Teresa, I don't know if I'd think too hard beyond weird, furry, hill creatures.

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  2. I wouldn't want to bump into those in the dark!

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    1. I can see your long handsome tail sticking out the back, Brian.

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    2. And I think they're lit at night.

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  3. Jeanna, what happened to the thumbnail linky you sent all Seasons? Have been a few times here today, but it says that "this blog does not exists" (probably because of the thumbnail link) When I clicked on it again, this comes up. If you like to, you can put in another thumbnail pic, because others at All Seasons may not be able to find it either. If you do, I'll delete your first pic.
    Wow, this is certainly a different kind of art:):) But everyone has his/her own niche. Would be interesting to see what else she does in art... Have a great week. Thank you for your kind comments last week. Did not foresee that when hubs is gone I have less time, not more! So I'm apologizing for not getting back to you until now! Junieper/Jesh

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    1. Hey J., I put this link up, sorry about that, I messed up that link for reals. Sometimes I wonder if I exist? If a blog fails in cyberspace can we still see it? Apparently not. I was wondering if you'd like it. My first thought was Georgia O'Keeffe, my second thought was I can't believe how hard it was to find this especially when I've been here before. There was nothing else in her portfolio, maybe I'll do a search online. This festival is a great way for emerging artists to show their stuff.

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    1. It was the first real art work on the Fermentation Fest tour last October.

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  5. I somehow think of bunny :)..or something else? It's an interesting artwork, though..

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    1. It's the pink, Indah, maybe it's a kind of mythological Easter Bunny.

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  6. Hmmm...those look like aliens landed in a field. Bizarre!

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    1. I don't know if they're guarding us or protecting the hill from us.

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  7. I'd like to see one of them up close. Most interesting.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

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    1. I'd like to see them lit up, Sandee, but I can't even imagine being lost there in the dark (as I have in years past).

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  8. LOL -- unusual and fuzzy sentinels!

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    1. The pink makes them look both a little racy and friendly.

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  9. Not sure which creatures they are based on.

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    1. Me neither, but their fur looks cool blowing in the wind.

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    1. Beware the Jabberwock, my son,
      The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
      Beware the Jub-jub bird and shun
      The frumious Bandersnatch!

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  11. Ok.
    I'll be the one to say it...
    Does anyone else think they look like big white Penises on one side and Va-Jay Jays on the other???

    I almost fell off of my chair here laughing so hard!

    - Lisa

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    1. Va jay jays for sure. That's pretty much all I got, vaginas with stubby legs. They looked so fresh and happy out there in the autumn wind.

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  12. 😂 ...looks very funny. Happy WednesdayAroundTheWorld

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    1. I did let out a laugh when I finally found these "sentinels."

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  13. Ooooooof da! How odd... your captions are hilarious though. They kind of look like fireman pants waiting for someone to jump into them!

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    1. Ahhh, not what I first thought of but your idea is more family friendly. Maybe the kind of furry hippie pants Sonny wore on Sonny & Cher? I just rewrote the script from the classic Steve Martin/Bill Murray bit from the previous post. One of my favorite SNL skits and yet so stupid.

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  14. Weird! Something for everyone I guess!

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    1. It was the first art display on the Farm Tour and took forever for me to find.

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  15. hahahahha. They remind me abstract teletubbies. They also remind me of the sculptures in front of our county office, which I think are obscene because my brain goes that way.

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    1. Teletubbies as imagined by Georgia O'Keeffe. Okay, you have GOT to take some photos of those sculptures.

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  16. Good morning Jeanna, isn't it funny what some people see as art? But driving by they at least catch the attention and I can imagine are the start of some very strange conversations!

    Thank you for popping by & sharing at #keepingitreal.

    xx

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    1. Morning Deb, you early bird. Are you taking the pooches out this morning? I saw it as a personal victory since it took me so bloody long to find it. I'll pop by in a bit to see if it's up.

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  17. Wow! Driving by those if you didn't know it was an artist's installation would be even more weird. #keepingitreal

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