Not a thumbs up ...

@sueznewz2 (9633)
Alicante, Spain
March 6, 2017 5:14pm CST
I was watching a tv news programme, about how the fourth corner plinth of nelsons column in Trafalger Square, has been given over to modern art sculptures. This happened a few years ago,  artists from all over the world can present sculptures for consideration, it is the most competitive contemporary art prize in the UK. But ...,  most of the winners ..., including last years, are .., in my opinion rubbish, last years is a bronze statue,  of a 23ft high hand, painted black, clenched in the thumbs up  pose... and the thumb is quite elongated,  see post photo. The sculpture is titled  ' Really Good', and is said to represent positivity and  'the best of us', but the best of who..? London?  Or   England?   People,?  Humanity,   And ..., I don't know about you,  but ..,  if you need to be told what it means...,  it doesn't  work,  I don't  understand this type of contemporary art... at all..., but I do appreciate  the workmanship that has gone into the sculptures. There is now a competition for the next sculpture to win the prize of being displayed in one of Londons most famous ... most visited, public squares. Click on the link below, to view some of the present contenders.... http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/arts/fourth-plinth-shortlist-for-new-trafalgar-square-sculpture-includes-whipped-cream-topped-with-a-a3444126.html One of the five on the shortlist, features  a drone on the sculpture, supposedly as a comment on the amount of 'spying'  that goes on in our world...., if it wins,   visitors to Trafalger  Square will be able to download a link,  offering them a live stream video of the area from the drone’s point of view.
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@LadyDuck (141474)
• Switzerland
7 Mar 17
I confess that I do not understand and I do not like contemporary art, this thumb is ugly and, as you say, if you have to explain the meaning, it does not work.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
8 Mar 17
I agree with you @LadyDuck...
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Mar 17
No doubt the sculptures create a lot of interest and comment which is part of their purpose I guess.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Mar 17
@JudyEv mmmmm ...
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@Plethos (9051)
• United States
7 Mar 17
yeah, if the meaning has to be told to you, then its too artsy and not relatable to the masses.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
7 Mar 17
exactly.... @Plethos
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@jstory07 (64005)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Mar 17
Do the winners leave their art work there forever.
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
6 Mar 17
No just for a year....