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Gnarly.

Strandhill, Co Sligo last year (top) and tonight (above).

Denise Rushe writes:

Did the weather do it or did someone steal the public art piece from Strandhill beach front?

The wily winds of the Wild Atlantic way?

A criminal surfing gang stealing abstract sculpture to order?

We may never know, bro.

Bottom pic via The Strand Bar (Facebook)

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Photographer Patrick Joust’s images of 40 gigantic, 3 tonne busts of American presidents mouldering away in a field on a private farm in Virginia.

Originally commissioned as the centerpiece of Presidents Park – a ten acre site in Williamsburg opened in 2004 and shut six years later on foot of poor attendance.

Redolent of similarly apocalyptic symbols of human folly and simian demagoguery seen, for example, in Planet of The Apes.

Or Donald Trump’s campaign. 

More here.

READ ON: How 43 Giant, Crumbling Presidential Heads Ended Up in a Virginia Field (Smithsonian)

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Japanese artisan Yasuo Okazaki demonstrates the Naruko Kokeshi style of crafting dolls from spinning wooden blocks in this deeply satisfying video by Te to Te to Te. To wit:

The Naruko style of Kokeshi developed at Naruko hot springs. One of the unique characteristics of these Kokeshi is that their heads squeak when turned. They have kind faces and flared shoulders and skirts. The stripes at the top and bottom of the body are painted on the lathe, and the body is often painted with a chrysanthemum motif. The bangs are painted like the dolls sent as gifts from the Imperial Palace. Naruko Kokeshi wear a red headdress.

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