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Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Funnies

Here’s a sticky situation . . .
NH moose collage
Moose art we viewed in Nashua and Concord NH recently. The Concord piece was previously on display in the Portsmouth, NH Market Square (see Moose Myth story below for WHY these locations).

These works are the creation of artist Donna Dodson of Boston, MA and sculptor Andy Moerlein of Bow, NH. Their collaborative art projects are named Myth Makers. The 22-foot-tall man-like moose-headed man-like creations, called Moose Myths, are made of saplings. They were created over a year ago, but over time will decay and require removal.

What IS Moose Myth? 
In case you are curious, and even if not . . .
It’s a story about noble twin moose brothers that shared the Northern Kingdom (although no exact location was given). These twins were fierce competitors who fought constantly. One day their antlers locked in a battle that went on for days. Neither would yield and they fought on without food or drink until exhausted. A young child came upon the still feuding, but dying twins and offered to free them on the condition that they promised to live in peace.
The twins accepted the offer and when freed stood on two legs in honor of their human benefactor. Going forward they worked to resolve conflicts without fighting, but with negotiation.
To avoid battling over territorial rights, they compromised that one would live by the sea and rule over the Portsmouth, NH waterfront including bridges and seaways linking NH to the world. The other would dominate inland, near the confluence of the Nashua and Merrimack Rivers to protect the city of Nashua.
NOW you know the story and NO I did NOT make this up.

12 comments:

Sandra said...

i like the story a lot and the art is great, to bad it will rot, but it takes talent to do that.

Daisy said...

Very whimsical art! I like it. Have a nice weekend!

Montanagirl said...

Now that was an interesting tidbit! There's always room for compromise in our lives.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Like the story and like the moose :-)

Have a great day!

Christer.

Out on the prairie said...

i like the medium used to make these

Elaine said...

Fun sculptures! Sounds like the Moose Myth is a modern myth considering the assignment of territories, but fun nonetheless.

barbara l. hale said...

I love those sculptures! And great story! Maybe they will do something to put in Fenway Park to protect the Red Sox. They sure need it.

Ginnie said...

It's hard to imagine that those sculptures where made from saplings. I have to be honest and say that they don't do a thing for me ... but they are interesting.

Maple Lane said...

Very interesting! Very whimsical sculptures.

Butterbean Row said...

Very interesting story. I like it!

Charlotte

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Reminds me of the movie,
"The Wicker Man".. scary in a way?

HOPE you have a super week.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Lots of work to those...wonder how long they will last if out in the elements of a NH winter? Agree with another comment, Wicker Man.

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