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Old 06-25-2007, 09:21 AM
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Can Sculptures

This piece called 'Feed Me' depicting a Venus fly trap, uses 5,500 Campbell soup cans.

Design Community Creates Can Sculptures to Combat Hunger

June 25, 2007, With an ingenious Audrey II plant from Little Shop of Horrors, architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design firm Nadaskay Kopelson Architects is this year's winner of the CANstruction competition. ......


The jury praised NK Architects, based in of Morristown, New Jersey, for its "flawlessly executed structurally complex sculpture," noting the Venus fly trap gave a "simple message [which] came through loud and clear: Feed Me!"

Audrey II was composed of 5480 cans of soup donated by Campbell’s Soup Company. The team of five NK staffers built Audrey II in five hours.....
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:49 AM
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Re: Can Sculptures

Hi, cleverness for it's own sake is not something I value in art!
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:48 PM
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I'm with you, Ironman. That may look like a flytrap from the Little Shop of Horrors (Don't think I've ever watched it), but it's nothing like the real plant, which I've seen in nature many times, and which is elegant.

Several of these insect-eating plants are native to the lower Gulf Coast, including the Venus flytrap and the pitcher plant, in both pink and yellow varieties. Similarly spectacular. However, most are hard to find now, because their habitat is bog, and that's mostly been drained.
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This competition does not involve artists. It is a design competition - for designers of many kinds. So the result is not intended to be art. It is novelty. Fun too.

If they let me compete I would build a tank out of cans of Dinty Moore beef stew and Franco American turkey gravy an shoot the hungry zombies in the eyes with B & G jalapenos during the coming armageddon.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:23 AM
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Hmm,... Target practice.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:30 AM
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This competition does not involve artists. It is a design competition - for designers of many kinds. So the result is not intended to be art. .. .
You're right. It is a design competition. I didn't show this quote below. It is in the online article that I linked.

The annual engineering contest, honoring canned food structures, was conceived by the design and construction industry to replenish food banks throughout the U.S.
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:37 PM
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nice design . well done , but not where I would have taken it.
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