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Roland's Come to Town

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by cat in a bag, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    We have this thing in my town called Avenues of Art. Every year the city sprinkles pieces of art around town, and they're usually displayed for a year. Some of the more popular pieces are bought and find a permanent home here, others are sent on their way.

    This is a new piece for this year. I wanted to get my own picture of him, but he is on a very busy street, displayed next to the library entrance. Not really a safe place for me to get a picture, and right in front of him would be too close. So I found some on the web instead. The name of the piece is Storm's Brewing and the artist is Jeannine Young. But the first time I saw him, I saw Roland.

    Here he is, displayed in Loveland, Colorado. I hope he ends up having a permanent home here!



    The rope in the hand isn't exactly Roland, but as a whole, I think he could be! What do you all think?
  2. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I definitely feel the Roland vibe!
  3. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Guest

    Maybe he was thinking of ropin hisself some lobstrosities..
  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Now that belongs in SK's front yard!
  5. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    The artist's website had a price tag of $48,000 attached to him. :eek: I doubt the city or any local businesses will buy him to keep him around after the year is up. But who knows? We have several permanent pieces that are very near that size, a couple even bigger.
  6. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Very stylistic. Not extremely aesthetic (to me), but cool. Thanks.
  7. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    I ain't no graphic artist of the high caliber of me Ma (pardon the gun pun), but I swished out a quick sketch the last time I was reading DT.

    The first picture is my sketch (I was also lamenting my own swill addiction).

    The second is apparently what my Stripe thinks aboot it :facepalm_smiley: rolandme.jpg

  8. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    I like your quick sketch! Stripe is a beautiful kitty. Stripe 2's stripe is in the same spot?
  9. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Seem like indentical twins born 9 months apart! Same "lip skip" and everything. Nursing right now or I'd try to get a shot.

    Oh, and thanks. Just posted because it was Roland influenced, not trying to threadjack.
  10. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Nice! My aunt sent me a pic of that one yesterday :)
  11. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

  12. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    Your cat has incredibly long whiskers! Heh! Maybe it's the red background.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...quite Dark Towerish...and Bryan was to busy nursing??...should be a statue of THAT!...
  14. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

    Awesome CAT!!

    Maybe that is Oy's leash??
  15. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    That would be cool to see.
    Neesy, cat in a bag and blunthead like this.
  16. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Stripe reminds me a lot of my Motorboat. :smile:
    Neesy, cat in a bag and FlakeNoir like this.

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