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YEOW

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#21
Feb 6, 2010
 
Look at my answer on healthcare, would ya!
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#22
Feb 6, 2010
 
YEOW wrote:
Succesful Houston artist has studio in Trinity. Mother lives at WWS. I think the head was leased to a museum in San Diego for several years, and now it's in Trinity.
i believe your correct. the sculpture is based off of midevil times of a hunter. then pins were believed to protect you from wild animals or whatever else might attack you.
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#23
Feb 8, 2010
 
For info on the metal head go to this website:
jim-robertson.com , click on 'Sculpture' then click on 'Wildman'
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#24
Feb 9, 2010
 
Skeeter wrote:
For info on the metal head go to this website:
jim-robertson.com , click on 'Sculpture' then click on 'Wildman'
Thanks for good info Skeeter, much appreciated. Nice to know the real story, but all the others have been pretty entertaining. I still like the view it was done as homage to the S&M freak, Pinhead from the Hellraiser movies.
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#25
Feb 9, 2010
 
It really is a 'bear hunting suit'. Kinda like the human version of the spiked collar you might put on a fighting dog to protect his neck.( That was the origin of spiked collars, ya know.)
....I'm not makin' this up....no, really.

Mephisto....just one bad idea after another.

Since: Sep 10

Trinity, TX

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Feb 16, 2011
 

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Sorry Jim Robertson...that is the most retarded looking piece of art. I thought the thing was coming down, but now it is back up. Pinhead gives me the creeps every time I drive by. Who actually thought that would be a nice piece of art to display here???
Wile E Peyote

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Feb 16, 2011
 

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Mephisto wrote:
.....at firs I thought you were refering to someone's musical preference.
This is a funny old thread. I gotta admit, I also thought when I clicked on it that it was gonna be about some old geezer complaining about somebody playing their Pantera too loudly.

I kinda like the statue myself....it's better than all the Union Pacific junk we have to look at piled up between the beer distributors and the Feed and Chemical store. But, my favorite work of art that I have ever seen at the corner of 356 and 356 is still Kirk's revolving casket over by his welding shop put up a few Halloweens ago.

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#28
Feb 16, 2011
 
I think I know Bubba!

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To my dismay, my older children have convinced my three year old that the metal head is the boogeyman.
We go through the same ritual everytime we pass it. First is the begging from the three year old, to go down another road, then her hands go over her eyes as we pass, then comes the laughter from the older ones.

It never fails:(
Wile E Peyote

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Wile E Peyote wrote:
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I kinda like the statue myself....it's better than all the Union Pacific junk we have to look at piled up between the beer distributors and the Feed and Chemical store.....
All the spikes seen on the head (over 1400) are actual railroad spikes found along E. Texas railroads....so (IRON)ically this is probably also Union Pacific junk, just put together a little differently.

(from the artists website)
"Wildman"
The Wildman costume, a full-body suit of leather covered with wooden thorns, topped by a metal helmet with metal spikes, was created in Germany in the 18th century and is part of the Wunderkammer exhibit at the Menil Collection. I was invited to participate in the International Sculpture Conference held in Houston in 2000 by exhibiting a large outdoor sculpture to be sited along Allen Parkway. My fascination with Wildman inspired me to create a monumental replica of the head and shoulders sitting on a pedestal. I chose that particular size as it would enable me to use railroad spikes for the hundreds of spikes on the original costume. Over 80% of the material used is salvage obtained from fabrication plants. The railroad spikes were obtained from several railroad tracks in East Texas...there are over 1400 spikes in the head and each weighs approximately one pound. Inside the head assembly are strong red lights that illuminate the interior of the head with a bright red glow at night.
21x11x6.5 feet

Since: Sep 10

Trinity, TX

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#31
Feb 17, 2011
 
I hear ya cozy. I too think it's the boogeyman! Forever Pinhead and still creepy.

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#32
Feb 18, 2011
 
Bunny likes it.Good place to hide eggs.

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Feb 23, 2011
 

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cozy and warm wrote:
To my dismay, my older children have convinced my three year old that the metal head is the boogeyman.
We go through the same ritual everytime we pass it. First is the begging from the three year old, to go down another road, then her hands go over her eyes as we pass, then comes the laughter from the older ones.
It never fails:(
You might try stopping by the shop and letting her see some of the neat things he has inside. His painted cars and giant fish seem to hypnotize kids :) Anyway, Jim is a really nice guy and doesn't seem to mind visitors or talking about his work. Perhaps it would help her in some way if she could see it up close and personal and see that it's nothing more than a big hunk of metal that can't possibly hurt her. And make a game out of seeing who can spot pinhead first! Worked with my neice!

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#34
Feb 24, 2011
 
Thanks for the info KatKirby. I didn't realize this artist lived in Trinity, or had other pieces to view.
A giant fish? they would love it!

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cozy and warm wrote:
Thanks for the info KatKirby. I didn't realize this artist lived in Trinity, or had other pieces to view.
A giant fish? they would love it!
Your welcome. I'm not sure what all Jim has at his shop now but I have seen some really cool stuff! I think there was half a dozen brightly painted giant fish hanging from the ceiling. He had a small tank that fit on a JEEP. A Roswell Car that he has driven in one of the Trinity Parades and in the Art Car Parade in Houston, I believe he also has one of them in the Art Car Museum. There was a unique cage with birds. A one time he also had a car that was painted in the Esher style by students of his at a university down around Ulvade, I think.

At one time he was asked by a civil group in town to design a sign for welcoming people into Trinity on the South end. The sketch was nothing short of incredible. The word Trinity was promenently featured in block letters in the center with a Train coming out of the sign at the T and a logtruck coming out of the other end at the Y, heading the center. The group decided the cost was to much. Personally, I think they dropped the ball!
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#36
Mar 7, 2011
 
KatKirby wrote:
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You might try stopping by the shop and letting her see some of the neat things he has inside. His painted cars and giant fish seem to hypnotize kids :) Anyway, Jim is a really nice guy and doesn't seem to mind visitors or talking about his work. Perhaps it would help her in some way if she could see it up close and personal and see that it's nothing more than a big hunk of metal that can't possibly hurt her. And make a game out of seeing who can spot pinhead first! Worked with my neice!
Thanks for the info - didn't realize Jim was the artist. Met him recently - nice guy.
UGLY

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#37
Mar 7, 2011
 
That is the ugliest thing I have ever seen.Except maybe you know who.

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#38
Mar 8, 2011
 
Bunny likes it!
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Mar 15, 2011
 
We all do.

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