13 January 2011

Crazy Kid vs. Arts Education

What we have here is graffiti art by grade schoolers in Columbus, IN. As you can see, it is a scene in which an alien is greeting a girl... a girl who happens to have facial vitiligo and antennae coming out of her head. Furthermore, the girl lacks a normal shoulder joint and instead her arms hang from her hips. And they are not even arms, they are ostrich legs.

While I concede that such a girl may actually exist in central Indiana and other places with environmental mutagens and poultry farms, we must also consider the possibility that this visage is the result of inadequate arts education funding.

On the other hand, I suppose it is possible that this painting's bizarreness is one of those genius bizarenesses, like Dali, and not a bizarre bizarreness (like Vinh Bui's Australian Idol audition). I'll follow FOX News's example and just report it and let you decide.

(But in the true spirit of FOX News, I'll report it by saying arts education warps our childrens' minds at taxpayer expense and by also reminding everyone Hitler was once an art student).


Mark said...

I was going to try to think of something snarky but where is Columbus, IN?

WestEnder said...

It's about 40 miles SE of Indianapolis. It's about 90 minutes from Cincy.

It's famous for its architecture and totally worth a day trip. Be sure to stop by Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor for lunch or an ice cream soda.