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Bathroom humor?


Free art exhibit!  How long will these porcelain thrones be on display in El Paso County, Colorado? —News Channel 13 photo

Free art exhibit! How long will these porcelain thrones be on display in El Paso County, Colorado? —News Channel 13 photo

When homeowners in El Paso County, Colorado put two toilets and a sink on the property line in their front yard, neighbor Angela Johnson got upset. She didn’t want to look at those crappy old things. The homeowners wouldn’t remove them, so Angela built a fence so she wouldn’t have to look at them.
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EPHEMERAL ART: Snow Sculptures


Snow Sculpture Eagle in Chicago. Carol Kuhrt Brewer photo

Snow Sculpture Eagle at the Navy Pier in Chicago. —Carol Kuhrt Brewer photo

A great way to beat the winter doldrums, Chicago hosts an annual snow sculpting competition at Navy Pier. Not the same as ice carving, snow sculpting involves three person teams carving 6 ft x 6ft x 10 ft tall blocks of snow. Professional teams from Illinois to China participated, as well as local high schools.
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EPHEMERAL ART: Amazing 3D Food Printing


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Edible chocolate cube made with a 3D printer. —3D Systems

Imagine this, instead of ink you can fill your desktop printer with chocolate and make amazing edible sculptures and decorations.

Sounds like something out of Willy Wonka, but thanks to technological advances, the candy man and woman, can do just that.
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Ephemeral Art: Pumpkins 2013


Jim Morrison, one of the amazing creations of the Pumpkin Master.

Jim Morrison, one of the amazing creations of the Pumpkin Master.

Rick McGarry is the Pumpkin Master. I had the pleasure to meet him once in Chicago at a baseball game. Since then I have been fascinated by his pumpkin carving skills. His wife Janice posts pictures of his creations frequently on Facebook, much to everyone’s pleasure and amusement.

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