"Carnevale, an Indianapolis native, prides himself on his street art, but said he's most interested in guerrilla photography -- making art and snapping images from restricted locations.
"If you can break the rules, and no one knows they were broken in the first place, then there's no point," he said."
I’m not siding with him at all, unless he owns the barrels and cones he used to make this.
The man has talent.
As it went on and on and the construction company is saying they would have given him the barrels if they kenew he was going to do that kind of art and get them all this publicity ...
It sounded as absurd as in Freddie Got F******d, when the exec suddenly decides to write Tom Green a $1 million check for his worthless cartoons.
“I wasn’t even thinking of writing a check today Gordie (as he writes the check), but with THAT kind of creativity, how does one million dollars sound?”
No Fun Allowed in the Era if Obama Government Nanny State (especially when it is making fun of rules....)
(If his next statue has Barrel Man performing the Tijuana Donkey Act, he just might win first prize in next year’s Three Rivers Arts Festival....)
If ‘street art’ is defined as stealing and vandalising property of others... he’s a criminal. Convict, lock-up, and pay restitution.
I bet this guy thinks that those construction cones cost nothing. That they’re probably owned by some eeeeeeevil corporation. He probably could make a good living as an artist, he would be wise to figure out how to do that lawfully.
I have to admit this is kind of funny and creative, but obviously it isn't right to go around stealing these things... he should BUY his own materials for his "artwork"!
The company is delighted with the publicity, has stated they would have given the barrels away, but of course the local cops don’t have any real crimes to investigate so they’re doing the usual coffee & donut polka and locking the guy up.
Who is the victim? Anyone step forward to claim they were shock, surprised and *scared* by the big mean lookin’ monster?
I’ll bet it was some Raleigh cop on patrol who spilled his hot coffee in his lap.
Indiana has two seasons : winter and road construction.
He wants to be an artist fine... go buy yourself some traffic cones and make your statue.. you stole them and destroyed them, that’s theft and vandalism.
three stolen orange and white traffic barrels
I’ve been following this story for quite a while on Jalopnik.
FREE TRAFFIC CONE MONSTER!
Probably spent more effort on the sculpture than he ever did working at the construction site if it's the usual 3-to-1 ratio.
Eh. Prosecute, convict, stick him with a small fine and some community service, and make him pay restitution to the owner of the barrels. If the construction company wants him to do more statues, they can take his restitution and plow it back into materials for him. He gets to do more “art,” gets off with a small meaningless misdemeanor for stealing the barrels, justice is done and everybody moves on.
Guy must be a 0bama voter.
Read more about it here.
That;s art alright, yeah absolutely! >>///
I'd stop if he had a case of Bud Light.
20 years in Gitmo for having a sense of humor.