Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by SilverDragon, Oct 27, 2008.
What a horrible thing to do to your toys.
*looks at link*
*rescues toys and begins the long process of healing them*
Well I liked the expanding ball of rid build team bots. And The flower made from energon mirage parts.
I felt like screaming bloody murder when I perused that link...
Especially when you see TFs you don't have in your collection being vandalised.
I remember this. This exhibit's been around for a while now.
why god why would someone do that to them.
I think I see a Micron legends Shockwave in there.
I remember seeing this a while ago. My response is the same today as it was then. I never will understand "art".
Hmmm. It just looks like a big mess to me. Not very pleasing to the eye at all. Also, the fanboy in me wants to string him up lol.
I... don't... get it.
What am I looking at?
Misformers: Less Than Meets The Eye.
(EDIT: BTW, the board found at least 3 other threads for this very thing)
Some I get...others, not so much. Naturally, I'd prefer if he'd use ultra-common toys as his medium, rather than some of the rarer ones spotted. Still...they're his toys, he can do what he wants. I wonder what the Radicons think about this.
He doesn't actually have any real knowledge of or attachment to Transformers at all; as such he didn't have the faintest idea of the value of any of the figs he was taking apart.
I think, in his defence, most of the stuff he used was cheap junker lots off Ebay and such. He didn't pay a fortune for a rare fig only to pull it apart.
As the 'Similar Threads' Panel points out, this is over two and a half years old.
The only one that does anything for me is the Mirage flower.
As I've said before on this subject, the problem I have with art like this is that it's become so much less about actual artistic merit and more about the apparent thought process behind it. And while it's true that this, for instance, could well be a deliberate exploration into the imperfections of our society, I have much stronger suspicions that the actual thought process was more like:
"Okay, lets pop together a bunch of colour-matching toy parts."
A couple of hours later..
"Right, there's some stuff. Now what can I make up to 'explain' it?"
In other words, it seems to me more about talking made-up metaphysical bollocks about the so-called 'work', and less about actually doing it.
Look at it this way. If it weren't for his explanation of what the work is about, would anybody actually have the faintest idea what it was supposed to portray?
My guess is nowt but pretentious art critics would even be able to attempt to explain it.
i didnt really understand any of them... but i feel sad now
and i saw a g1 scorponok
I don't feel outraged, or anything like that; I just think his work's crap, that's all.
I saw BITS of G1 Grimlock and Silverbolt.
Speaking as someone who draws, not as a collector, I think all of that is nothing more then a pile of crap
That's not art, that's the stuff little kids do with their toys when they don't know how to actually transform them. Why in the hell would he be able to get an exhibit for his "work" when we have real artists on this site creating things that actually look good?
This forum isn't exactly the best blace to get balanced criticism on this work - maybe the artist would get a better reception on a Gobots forum (if there were any )
His work sucks, I hate it and would be far happier if he stopped.
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